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Assessment only – University of Reading

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Assessment only

If you are an experienced teacher and wish to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status), the Assessment Only route could be the perfect option for you.

As an experienced teacher it is possible to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status) without additional training through the Assessment Only route. The route to QTS or EYTS is only available to teachers who have substantial experience of teaching in either the public or private sector but do not already have QTS or ETYS.


Assessment Only at the Institute of Education is supported by the full ITT team, so you can be sure of high professional standards in the assessment of your teaching.

You can apply at any point in the year and a University tutor will guide you through the process.

As many schools are unfamiliar with Assessment Only we are very happy to talk to school leaders about the route and its process.

National standards

You will be assessed for QTS against national standards through a portfolio of evidence and lesson observations carried out by colleagues in school and an assessor at the University.

If you are recommended for QTS you will subsequently be required to meet the current induction regulations applying to Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

Educators Abroad

We work with Educators Abroad on behalf of teachers in overseas schools, for more information please visit Educators Abroad Assessment QTS.

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Get the qualification you need to teach in a state school in England and Wales.

Access the Assessment Only Guide and Assessment only application form.


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