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Other routes into teaching

Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status

If you have experience of teaching either in the UK or overseas but do not hold a UK teaching qualification the Assessment Only route could be the perfect option for you. As an experienced teacher it is possible to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) 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.

Find out more on Get Into Teaching.

Straight to teaching

This is an online and in-school programme with an assessment route aimed at suitable school staff (such as unqualified teachers, high level teaching assistants or teaching assistants) who want to become fully qualified teachers. The programme supports and prepares them to meet the Teachers’ Standards and provides the opportunity to be independently assessed and awarded QTS.

Find out more from the tes institute.

Teaching assistants to teachers

This course attracts teaching assistants and others working in the primary sector who would like to consider a foundation degree to build knowledge and experience through study at higher education. There is an opportunity to progress to either a BA (Hons) in Primary Education – Work-based Route (1year of study) or BA (Hons) in Primary Education – Work-based Route with QTS (2years of study).

Find out more from St Mary's University.

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