QTS Direct (Assessment Only)

Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)

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Location Virtual
Duration Part-time, 1 Semester
Start date March 2018; April 2018; September 2018; December 2017, 2018
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Gain your Qualified Teacher Status in your current school using our technology to ensure you can participate and receive support no matter where you are based.

Achieve the full QTS with the Univerisity of Cumbria via Interview, Portfolio, and Assessed practice.

  • Complete the process within only one term
  • Flexible start dates allow you to apply throughout the year
  • Assessments carried out in Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms

This course is perfect for unqualified teachers in maintained or independent schools who teach the English curriculum in primary, secondary, middle or Preparatory age ranges.

The University of Cumbria is  are the largest provider of initial teacher training in the UK, take advantage of our straightforward and supportive route to achieve QTS and help advance your career.

Graduate destinations

This course is an ideal way to secure Qualified Teacher Status while continuing to teach in your own school. Many very experienced but underqualified teachers find the lack of QTS limits their job prospects, so don't let your career be limited from under-qualification.

Skills Test Changes

Government Announcement

As of 12 February 2018, there is no limit on the number of tests would-be teachers can take, and the first three tests are now free of charge! Additionally, the two year lock-out period for those re-taking the test has been removed.

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