If you’re an experienced teacher with a degree, 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.
Teachers from outside the UK
If you trained as a teacher outside the UK, you can apply to certain training providers for an assessment only QTS without visiting or training in England.
View teaching training providers offering assessment only QTS to international teachers.
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- Providers offering assessment only QTS to international teachers
East of England
Essex Teacher Training
The Shire Foundation
CfBT Education Trust SCITT
University of Greenwich
Kingsbridge EIP SCITT
Star Teachers SCITT
Bourton Meadow Initial Teacher Training Centre
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
Providers offering assessment only QTS to international teachers
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.
If you're a provider and need to update the details on your record, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.