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Assessment Only (QTS and EYTS)


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If you are an experienced graduate teacher, in twelve weeks you could gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without additional training through the Assessment Only route. This route is suitable only if you already have substantial experience (at least two years) of teaching in either the public or private sector.


  • You will gain QTS from The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) in 12 weeks
  • This will qualify you to take up a teaching post in England in a state maintained school
  • Once you are employed to teach in a maintained school in England or Wales, you will be paid under the school teachers’ pay scales
  • You will be able to join in the NQT provision at your school and at the University of Warwick upon completion of the programme
  • The cost of this qualification is £2500


The assessment period will last a maximum of 12 weeks. Assessment includes:

  • Submission of a Portfolio of Evidence which is a record of your development as a teacher
  • Evidence is gathered against each of the national Teachers’ Standards alongside reflective statements
  • Three lesson observations from a University Assessor
  • A school mentor who provides feedback on lesson observations to inform the overall assessment

You can read more about the Assessment process here