This 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. The assessment is carried out by your university tutor and school mentor working in partnership to assess that your e-portfolio evidence and classroom practice fully meet the Teachers’ Standards.
Everything that you need to guide you through the assessment will be provided, eg via our VLE, detailed handbook and proformas and our freely accessible electronic portfolio. Before you commence your initial assessment you will be invited to an optional free workshop on one of our university campuses, so that you can meet tutors and other applicants and clarify any queries.
You'll have access to a school-based mentor who will support the development of your e-portfolio and provide lesson observations during your Assessed Practice. A named university tutor will be allocated to you, providing advice and support throughout the whole process.
The length of time from your initial assessment interview to the completion of your assessment is between 6 weeks minimum – 12 weeks maximum.
Summary of assessment process:
- Accepted for Initial Assessment Interview
- Applicant prepares e-portfolio of evidence
- Initial Assessment Interview
- Registration for assessment
- 4-week Assessed Practice
- QTS Review Meeting
- QTS awarded
For a detailed summary please read our programme specification for this route.
The fees for 2018/19 are £2,725, to be paid in full before the Initial Assessment Interview takes place. This includes the £550 fee for the Initial Assessment Interview. This part of the fee is non-refundable. If, at the Initial Assessment Interview, there is insufficient evidence to formally register you on this route, you will exit at this point and the remainder of the fees will be returned to the fee-payer. You may reapply when the identified gaps in evidence have been addressed.