Assessment only QTS providers

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


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

Name: Anna Spencer
Telephone: 01268 988580

Name: Jacqui Waring
Telephone: 01603 773708

The Pilgrim Partnership


Name: Bev Collier
Telephone: 01234 907896

Name: Jackie Atkin
Telephone: 01234 907896

Name: Bedford Admissions
Telephone: 01234 793279

East Midlands

CfBT Education Trust SCITT


Name: Julie Woolley
Telephone: 07919 568841

Name: Nicki Shore
Telephone: 01522 889297

Name: Admissions team
Telephone: 0115 848 4200

Name: Kate Martin
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext. 251

Greater London


Name: Isabella Mora
Telephone: 020 8807 6906

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

Name: Marcus Bhargava
Telephone: 020 8417 4766

Name: Maria Dominguez
Telephone: 020 7133 2983

Name: Andrew Read
Telephone: 020 7815 5444

Middlesex University


Telephone: 020 8411 5555

Name: Elizabeth Jackson
Telephone: 020 8240 4326

Name: Saskia Rossi
Telephone: 020 7932 1126

Name: Jo Fogg
Telephone: 020 3740 1808 (option 1)

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


Name: Karen Craven
Telephone: 0161 973 1179 (ext 2289)

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT


Name: Gail Thomson
Telephone: 01942 510712 ext 500

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

Name: Laura Whitty
Telephone: 01280 827 377

Name: Kate Martin
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext. 251

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

Name: Bethany Kelly
Telephone: 01280 820222

Name: Sarah Hand
Telephone: 01908 533284

West Berkshire Training Partnership


Name: Emmeline Bird
Telephone: 01635 42155

Name: Joanna Crome
Telephone: 01932 578682

South West


Name: Julie Walker
Telephone: 0300 123 1967

Name: Carrie McMillan
Telephone: 01392 686165

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

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

Name: Emma Worrincy
Telephone: 0113 487 1777

Leeds Trinity University


Name: Admissions
Telephone: 0113 283 7123

North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership


Name: Jo Leedham
Telephone: 01724 297950

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

Non-UK

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:

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).

Learn more about the qualifications and experience you’ll need to get QTS(opens in new window) using this service.

Teach in England

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

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