Assessment Only Route – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pass the Skills Tests?

There is no longer a requirement to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests. We will require your supporting schools to confirm your numeracy and literacy competency at interview stage.

How long will I have to complete the assessment?

You will have 12 weeks from being registered with the Department for Education.

Will I be paid?

Your school may continue to pay your salary.  The cost of the assessment can be met by either yourself or your school or a combination of both.

What are the consecutive age ranges?

Ages 3-5 (Foundation stage)
Ages 5-7 (School years 1-2)
Ages 7-9 (School years 3-4)
Ages 9-11 (School years 5-6)
Ages 11-14 (School years 7-9)
Ages 14-16 (School years 10-11)
Ages 16-19 (School years 12-13)

Will I be exempt from Induction?

No, all Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) must successfully complete The Early Careers Framework (ECF).  The ECF lasts for 2 years and combines an individualised programme of professional development with assessment against the Teachers’ Standards.

Applying

Do I need to find my own school?

For our Assessment Only route, you must be supported by a school. For further information on this route, please visit our Assessment Only page.

Am I eligible for the Assessment Only route?

Please visit our Assessment Only page for eligibility and other information.

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