The Assessment Only route will enable you to demonstrate the professional understanding and skills necessary to meet QTS standards, evaluate your current practice, and support your continuing professional development.
Everything that you need to guide you through the assessment will be provided: a detailed route handbook for both you and your school mentor, document templates and proformas, and access to our Virtual Learning Environment where you will complete your electronic portfolio.
Your school mentor will support the development of your e-portfolio and provide lesson observations during your assessed practice. We will allocate to you a named university tutor who will provide advice and support throughout the whole process. Your school mentor and university tutor will work in partnership to assess that your e-portfolio evidence and classroom practice fully meet the Teachers’ Standards.
The length of time from your initial assessment interview to the completion of your assessment is between 6 to 12 weeks.
On being accepted onto the route, the assessment process is in four stages:
- Candidate prepares e-portfolio
- Initial assessment interview with school mentor and university tutor
- 4-week assessed practice in candidate’s school
- QTS review meeting with school mentor and university tutor
For a detailed summary please read our programme specification for this route.
QTS Assessment Only fees are £2,725, payable in the following instalments:
- £550 payable before the initial assessment interview
- £2175 payable on completion of initial assessment
Please note, should candidates fail to provide sufficient evidence at the initial assessment stage to continue to the assessed practice stage, the £550 paid is non-refundable.
No additional costs are anticipated.