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Assessment Only Route to QTS

The Pimlico-London SCITT is an accredited provider of the Assessment Only route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. This route allows unqualified teachers who have taught in at least two schools and have been responsible for planning, teaching and assessment to gain QTS.

Enquiries are welcome from unqualified teachers with significant classroom experience and from schools with staff they wish to sponsor through the process.

Candidates must be aware that this route does not include any training, and it is therefore not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher education.

Aims of the AO route

The objectives of this programme are:

  • to support the teacher to put together a portfolio of evidence.

  • to complete in-school observations of the teacher’s practice by the school’s senior leaders.

  • to assess the evidence provided by the portfolio and the in-schools observations against the DfE Teachers Requirements

Requirements of the Course

In order to be eligible for the AO route, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Experience of teaching in two educational settings.

  • UK Honours degree or equivalent.

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. (Candidates for Primary QTS also require a GCSE in Science.)

  • Successful completion of both professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.

  • Support from your employing school.


The fees for the route are £2,100.
For further details and to discuss your individual requirements, please contact us on 020 7802 3455 or info@futuretraining.org


To apply to the Assessment Only route, please email info@futuretraining.org for an application form.


"More trainees on school-led programmes (80.9%) entered teaching than those on university courses (76.1%)"

- The Carter Review (January 2015)

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