For Schools Training Routes Assessment Only

Assessment only

Assessment only

Do you have unqualified teachers or overseas trained teachers working in your school?

If they have 2+ years experience working in British schools and a recognised undergraduate qualification, e-Qualitas offer a pathway for them to achieve QTS via the Assessment Only route. If you want to find out if your unqualified teacher is eligible, get in touch.


Q. Are graduates currently working in your school as unqualified teachers able to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via the Assessment Only route?

A.The answer is yes if they hold a degree and have over 2 years experience of working in a school, early years, or further education setting This Assessment Only route allows graduates and overseas teachers to gain QTS without undergoing an initial teacher training programme. The Assessment Only route does not lead to a PGCE qualification but this is not essential to teach in England.

It is important for overseas teachers to start training to gain QTS within 4 years of working in the UK as a teacher and gain QTS before their 5th year begins if they want to continue teaching in British schools.

Find out more about the ‘Assessment only’ eligibility criteria here.

Assessment Only route to QTS Cost

The total cost is £ 2500.00 Excluding VAT. Please see a breakdown of the costs outlined below. Prices are exclusive of VAT. Discounts may be available for International applicants that have a membership with COBIS or BSME.

Preparation for Assessment Only route to QTS: £ 750.00

Assistance during the application process. Initial tutor visit to provide advice, support, and completion of the needs assessment of candidate against the Teachers’ Standards; and completion of visit report.

Assessment Only support and QTS assessment: £ 1,500.00

One-day Review Visit by an eQ tutor, and report. Access to the eQ VLE and training courses eQ offers for School Direct trainees. One-day QTS assessment visit during the AO period, and report.

Administration and management: £ 250.00

Includes candidate’s access to the eQ VLE, AO programme development, quality assurance.

Lodge an enquiry below.

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