Assessment Only Route

The Assessment Only route is only available to current Northern Education Trust employees.

Achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the Assessment Only Route takes no longer than one term (three calendar months). Candidates, with the support of their academy, present a portfolio of evidence from their past and current teaching experience which is assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.

Entry requirements – Assessment Only Route:

  • Extensive, recent, relevant and successful teaching experience in at least two schools and within the age phase of either 3-11 (primary) or 11-19 (secondary)
  • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience with full responsibility for the planning, teaching and assessment of lessons
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above
  • GCSE science (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above (primary)
  • An enhanced DBS check for the child workforce, with a check of the children’s barred list

Please complete the form on the following link to enable us to assess your qualifications and experience:

If your qualifications are not at the required level, you can work with Educate to complete GCSE equivalency tests. Click here for more information

Further Information

Assessment Only Route - Train to Teach.pdf