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Assessment Only and Bespoke Routes - for internal candidates only

Assessment Only 

Unfortunately, due to current circumstances we are unable to offer AO route to QTS to candidates outside of our partnership. If you are employed by one of our partnership schools and think you may be eligible for AO, please get in touch!

‘Assessment Only’ is a teacher assessment tailored to the individual and the school

There is no training, and candidates considering this route will have extensive experience of teaching. Applicants starting on the school based teacher assessment will be expected to be at or very close to demonstrating all the QTS standards on a regular basis.  They will be teaching in a school, and have substantial experience of delivering ‘teaching work’, including whole class teaching, assessment and planning.

The assessment is portfolio based, and the candidates will need to produce evidence that satisfies the QTS criteria at the assessment point.  Generally the assessment point is no more than three months from the start of the assessment process. Candidates need to have taught in at least two schools or early years settings.


There is no grant funding for AO. The full costs of the programme will need to be met by the candidate.

AO costs start at £3,300.

If you think you qualify please email us with the form below to express your interest.

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