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Assessment Only (AO) Route to Qualified Teacher Status – Secondary


Course Description

Course outline

Qualified Teacher Status is the United Kingdom’s professional accreditation for teaching.

The Assessment Only Route is a fast-track route (maximum 12 weeks) to gain Qualified Teacher Status for teachers with two or more years’ teaching experience.

Applications are welcome from teachers, who do not hold Qualified Teacher Status, currently teaching in a school in the UK or abroad, providing they meet the necessary criteria. Schools may be state-maintained, independent or international in any country.

Course content

A preliminary assessment of your suitability for the Assessment Only Route takes place prior to the start date. A tutor from the University of Buckingham will undertake this assessment at your school, and a decision on your suitability will be made on the day. A second tutor visit will take place within 12 weeks of the course start date and will be a final assessment against the Teaching Standards.

Assessment Only Candidates may apply for a September, January or April start date.

Visit the Assessment Only (AO) Route to Qualified Teacher Status – Secondary page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Assessment Only Route, you will be expected to have a degree from a UK University or equivalent plus GCSE in English and Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent). Other entry requirements can be found on the University's website.

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