Get qualified teacher status through an 'assessment only' programme

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.

If you have experience of teaching outside the UK, some training providers will let you apply for an assessment only QTS without visiting or training in England.

See the training providers who offer assessment only QTS to international teachers.

Select the region of the provider

East of England


Name: Fiona Manby
Telephone: 01268 477611 (extn 471)

Name: Fran Attwood
Telephone: 01268 570215

Name: Jacqui Waring
Telephone: 01603 773708

The Pilgrim Partnership


Name: Bev Collier
Telephone: 01234 907896

Name: Claire Mott
Telephone: 01223 491630

The Shire Foundation


Name: Julie Darmody
Telephone: 01582 522121

Name: Bedford Admissions
Telephone: 01234 793279

Name: AO Administration Team
Telephone: 01707 286300

East Midlands

CfBT Education Trust SCITT


Name: Julie Woolley
Telephone: 07919 568841

Name: Angela Murphy
Telephone: 01522 889297

Name: Admissions team
Telephone: 0115 848 4200

Name: Kate Martin
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext. 251

Greater London


Name: Isabella Mora
Telephone: 0208 807 6906

Name: Lynsey Salt
Telephone: 020 7717 2245
Email: ao@gold.ac.uk

Name: Marcus Bhargava
Telephone: 020 8417 4766

Name: Maria Dominguez
Telephone: 0207 133 2983

Name: Andrew Read
Telephone: 0207 815 5444

Middlesex University


Telephone: 020 8411 5555

Name: Mehroonnisha Mulla
Telephone: 0330 313 9870

Name: Saskia Rossi
Telephone: 0207 932 1126

Name: Bryce Wilby
Telephone: 020 8223 6372

University of Greenwich


Name: Enquiry Unit
Telephone: 020 8331 9000

North East

Durham University



Name: Jill Wilkinson
Telephone: 0191 5153099

North West

South East

Canterbury Christ Church University


Name: Keith Saunders
Telephone: 01227 925555

Name: Joanna Jones
Telephone: 01483 888070

Name: Helen Shaw
Telephone: 0208 716 4934

Oxford Brookes University


Name: Lorna Shires

Surrey South Farnham SCITT


Name: Eukaria Finch
Telephone: 01252 717408

Thamesmead SCITT


Name: Claire Lane
Telephone: 01932 219412

Name: Laura Whitty
Telephone: 01280 827 377

Name: Kate Martin
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext. 251

Name: Catherine Brown (senior administrator)
Telephone: 01908 505030

Name: Nikki Mugford
Telephone: 01280 820219

Name: Sarah Hand
Telephone: 01908 533284

West Berkshire Training Partnership


Name: Emmeline Bird
Telephone: 01635 42155

South West


Name: Julie Walker
Telephone: 0300 123 1967

Wessex Schools Training Partnership


Name: Claire Porter
Telephone: 01202 662038

West Midlands


Name: Programme Leader
Telephone: 0121 331 4627

Name: Jayne Bartrop
Telephone: 01782 295977

Name: Mehroonnisha Mulla
Telephone: 0330 313 9870

The National School of Education and Teaching, Coventry University


Name: Carol Rowntree
Telephone: 01327 850320

The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT)


Name: Rob Tweats
Telephone: 01782 734332

Name: Sean Bates
Telephone: 0121 607 1930

Name: CTE Admissions and Enrolment Team

Name: Su Plant
Telephone: 01952 200000

Yorkshire and the Humber


Name: Julian White
Telephone: 01274 088 368

GORSE SCITT


Name: Stephen McKenzie
Telephone: 01134871777

Leeds Trinity University


Name: Admissions
Telephone: 0113 283 7123

North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership


Name: Jo Leedham
Telephone: 01724 297950

Name: Mehroonnisha Mulla
Telephone: 0330 313 9870

Name: Rebecca Turner-Loisel
Telephone: 01977 657604

Name: Initial Teacher Education Partners

Name: Chris Fletcher
Telephone: 01482 349611

National


Name: Andrew Locke
Telephone: 020 3194 3200

International

The following providers offer assessment only QTS to international teachers. You will not have to visit or train in England, but you may be assessed at your place of work by an examiner from your teaching training provider. Contact the training provider directly to ask them about entry criteria and how to apply.

Learn more about working in England if you’re a teacher from outside the UK.


Name: Ian Elliott
Telephone: 0191 515 2159

Name: Mark Bignell
Telephone: 07425 555142

Name: Admissions Team
Telephone: +86 135 2015 3752

Name: Andrew Locke
Telephone: 020 3194 3200

If you're a provider and need to update the details on your record, please contact us at: getintoteaching.helpdesk@education.gov.uk.