Assessment Only Route

This route to Qualified Teacher Status includes your assessment for the recommendation of the QTS award only. Candidates on this route must already be able to demonstrate that they have met the Teachers’ Standards from the evidence from their experience prior to application. This route does not include any training.



You will need at least two years teaching experience in at least two different schools across at least two consecutive age ranges within the primary or secondary phase. You will also need to demonstrate that you have met teaching standards

This means you can gain QTS for the following age ranges:



3 – 7


5 – 11


11 – 16


11 – 19

Success Criteria

We usually see candidates demonstrate the following in successful applications and interviews:

  • Evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards;
  • A genuine desire to support young people and help them develop and succeed;
  • Evidence of a commitment to and an understanding of a career in teaching;
  • A proactive and reflective approach to their own development;
  • The ability to relate to and engage with young people;
  • A passion for their subject;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to explain concepts clearly;
  • Initiative, innovation and resilience.



How to Apply

  • Download the application form by clicking on the link and saving it to your computer
  • Complete the application in full
  • Please return it via email to as a PDF document