If you have a degree and enough classroom experience, you may be able to get qualified teacher status (QTS) through a 12-week assessment only (AO) programme.
The accredited teacher training providers listed on this page offer the AO programme. Contact them directly to ask them about entry criteria and to apply.
Fees range from about £1,500 to £4,000, but vary between providers so it’s best to check with them directly for more information.
If you’re a non-UK citizen, see training providers who offer assessment only qualified teacher status to international teachers.
Assessment only training providers by region
- East of England
- East Midlands
- Greater London
- North East
- North West
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire and the Humber
East of England
The Pilgrim Partnership
CfBT Education Trust SCITT
University of Greenwich
Kingsbridge EIP SCITT
Canterbury Christ Church University
Oxford Brookes University
Surrey South Farnham SCITT
West Berkshire Training Partnership
Wessex Schools Training Partnership
The National School of Education and Teaching, Coventry University
The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds Trinity University
North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership
Teachers outside the UK who do not have a teaching qualification, but meet the eligibility requirements for assessment only QTS(opens in new window), can apply to be assessed by an English teacher training provider.
You will not have to visit or train in England. However, you will need to be assessed at your place of work by an examiner from your teaching training provider. Your teacher training provider can explain what type of school you must be working in to undergo assessment only QTS.
Fees may be substantially more than £4,000 if you’re outside the UK. Check with individual providers for more details.
Assessment only training providers cannot give you advice about:
- finding a teaching job in an English school
- other routes to QTS, including Apply for QTS in England(opens in new window)
- applying for a visa to work or study in the UK
Apply for QTS in England
Teachers outside the UK with a teaching qualification may be eligible to apply for QTS in England(opens in new window).
Teach in England
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