Assessment only route to QTS: provider information

Criteria and supporting advice for providers wishing to offer the assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS).


Assessment only criteria supporting advice


The assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS) allows teachers to demonstrate that they already meet all the QTS standards, without the need for any further training. Teachers need to present detailed evidence and their teaching is assessed in a school by an accredited and approved provider.

  • ‘Assessment only route to QTS: criteria’ document outlines the entry, assessment, management and quality assurance criteria for providers offering the assessment only route.
  • ‘Assessment only criteria supporting advice’ document offers detailed support on how to implement the criteria.

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Published 8 August 2013
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