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  Assessment Only (AO) route to qualified teacher status QTS


Online London Metropolitan University    School of Social Professions

Part time September, January Other Part-time 12 weeks
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Embark on a rewarding journey towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with London Met's Assessment Only (AO) route. Tailored for unqualified teachers already working in schools, this programme offers a unique opportunity to achieve QTS accreditation. The course is structured into pre-assessment and formal assessment phases, where you'll showcase your teaching expertise across two key stages. With the support of experienced mentors, you'll compile a portfolio demonstrating your adherence to Teaching Standards (2012). Entry requirements include a UK honours degree, GCSEs in Maths and English (or Science for primary/early years), and passing literacy and numeracy tests. The programme's emphasis on practical experience ensures that you are well-prepared to excel in the teaching profession. Upon successful completion, the University will recommend you for QTS accreditation, opening doors to enhanced career prospects and responsibilities. Take the next step in your teaching career with London Met's Assessment Only route.

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Why study this course?

London Met’s Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) provides you with a unique opportunity to gain a QTS qualification. It's designed for those who are working in a school as an unqualified teacher. Successfully pass both assessment phases and you'll be recommended to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) for QTS accreditation.

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The Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is primarily aimed at practitioners who are already teaching in a school or children’s centre and do not yet have QTS.

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Entry Requirements

You'll be required to have:

- a UK honours degree (2.2 or above)
- GCSE Maths and English (for secondary level) or GCSE Maths, English and Science (for primary/early years levels) at grade C or above (equivalents assessed on a case-by-case basis)
- teaching experience in a different school to the one you currently work in
- passed our literacy and numeracy tests (university-based tests you'll undertake at interview)

The assessment-only route does not provide any training, so applicants must have several years’ experience and be employed in a school /children’s centre that will support the assessment process.


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