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Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status

If you are an experienced 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) and an assessment development plan, and observers will visit your school.

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. The course currently offers places for secondary school teachers in science, maths, modern languages, PE, dance and music.

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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

2020/2021 fees *

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2021/2022 fees

TBC

* January and April 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 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.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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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 as an unqualified teacher, in a secondary school which will support your application
  • Have 2-3 years or more teaching experience in two 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 Department for Education website for more information.

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

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

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

This is a 12 week course and can start from September to April 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.

2020/2021 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January and April 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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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.

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.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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Not quite what you were looking for?

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 are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

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.