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Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status

If you are an experienced but unqualified primary or secondary school teacher looking for Qualified Teacher Status, this short assessment-only course offers you the chance to boost your career.

This three-month course is designed to offer experienced teachers without QTS the opportunity to earn a formal qualification through an assessment-only route. As part of the course, you will develop a portfolio of evidence (guided by the Teachers' Standards 2012) and an assessment development plan, and assessors will visit your school at least twice.

We consider applications from employed and established teachers in schools in London and the South East. Relevant teaching experience generally requires responsibility for planning, teaching and assessing classes of 20 pupils or more.

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Department

School of Education

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

0.25 years full-time

Start month

September, January and April

Home/international fees

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2020/2021 fees

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* January and April 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Engage with the course full-time for 12 weeks.
  • Ofsted rated the quality of teacher training as ‘Outstanding’ in Primary and 'Good' in Secondary in its most recent report for Initial Teacher Education 2016.
  • Our assessment-only route does not include training and is not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher training routes such as PGCE and School Direct.
  • By applying for this course, you will be assessed against the Teachers' Standards on the basis of your experience and appropriate evidence.
  • Receive a recommendation for QTS from an assessment of your current professional practice and from a portfolio of evidence​ at the school where you are employed.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Assessment-Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status. You will be assessed by academics and practitioners with a wide range of experience. All of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

  • A UK or equivalent degree 
  • For the Primary award, the teacher must have a relevant undergraduate degree, plus GCSE English, a science, and Maths at Grade 4 or higher (or equivalent)
  • For the Secondary award, the teacher must have a relevant undergraduate degree, plus GCSE English, and Maths at Grade 4 or higher (or equivalent).

In addition candidates must:

  • Currently be employed in a primary or secondary school in the UK as an unqualified teacher
  • Have a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent teaching experience in TWO UK schools across TWO or more consecutive age ranges (key stages) within the past 5 years
  • Provide evidence that the standard of your teaching to date is 'good' or 'outstanding' via in-school formal performance assessment
  • Pass pre-entry numeracy and literacy skills tests before the assessment period can begin. See the Department for Education for more information.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

Our Assessment Only route does not include any training element and therefore is not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher training routes such as PGCE and School Direct.By applying for this programme you are putting yourselves forward to be assessed against the Teachers' Standards on the basis of experience supported by appropriate evidence.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

All learning is independent.

Assessment

Assessment is by observation of teaching and a portfolio of evidence against the Teachers' Standards.

Feedback summary

Feedback is given against the standards of the portfolio of the evidence. Formative feedback is also given on observation of teaching.

Dates and timetables

This is a 12 week (maximum) course and can start from September to March on a termly basis.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January and April 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment. 

We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes. 

Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates of this course pursue careers in teaching.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

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If you want to apply for a later session, please see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.