Assessment Only overview

The Assessment Only (AO) route provides a pathway for those who have considerable experience of working in schools, but who do not possess Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a route that allows you to be assessed for QTS if you are working as an unqualified teacher, paid or unpaid.

Candidates will have a maximum of 12 weeks to complete the assessment. This route is therefore only appropriate for candidates who already have evidence which proves that they meet the Teachers’ Standards. The AO route is not suitable for candidates who would require more training.

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