This short course is designed for very experienced graduates with substantial successful teaching experience, who currently work as unqualified teachers. It does not include any training and is only suitable if you are currently working as an unqualified teacher.
Supported by your school or college, the course allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all the QTS standards through assessment of your current teaching. A successful assessment leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
How will I be assessed?
The assessment takes place in the school or college where you are currently employed. Full support by your employer is essential to ensure the assessments can take place.
The assessment process
The assessment will include:
1. a completed application form, including a personal statement and your teaching timetable 2. a reference from your current employing school or college 3. presentation of comprehensive and detailed evidence to show how you meet the Teachers' Standards for QTS 4. observation and assessment of your teaching in a school 5. evidence of passing the National College for Teaching and Leadership's Professional Skills tests 6. a DBS (formerly CRB) enhanced disclosure clearance and appropriate medical checks.
How long does the assessment take?
The assessment will be completed within a maximum period of 12 weeks. If a longer period or training is required, then an alternative training programme can be advised.
As school observations are required, the assessment can not take place over school holidays. Therefore, assessments will not take place until the Autumn term for any applications made after the Easter period.
Subjects we can support:
Primary education Applied Information and Communication Technology Art and Design Biology Business Education Chemistry Citizenship Classics Computer Science Dance Design and Technology Drama Economics Engineering English Geography Geology / Earth Science Health and Social care History Information and Communication Technology Leisure and Tourism Manufacturing Mathematics Media Studies Modern Languages Music Physical Education Physics Psychology Religious Education Social Science.
For Early Years teaching, see our Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Assessment Only) course.