It may not be appropriate to take an academic year to work towards QTS if you have been teaching as an unqualified teacher for two or more years. If you meet the following criteria the Assessment Only Route may be a possibility for you. This is a 12 week programme.
- Basic requirements are the same as other ITT routes
- Have been teaching successfully in England for a minimum of two years full time or equivalent with experience in at least two schools
- Already be a highly competent classroom teacher, at least ‘Good’ based on the Ofsted criteria for teaching
- Be employed in a teaching role for the duration of the assessment period at a school where you can meet the full requirements of the Teachers’ Standards