The Assessment Only Route

The Assessment Only (AO) Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Provides a route for those with considerable experience of working in schools or colleges to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). AO is a distinctive route to QTS and is appropriate for graduates who have a minimum of two years (Full Time Equivalent) relevant and successful teaching experience. You will be asked, at interview, to provide evidence of a recent, observed, lesson they have planned, prepared and delivered.

Take a look at our Assessment Only Route brochure to check your eligibility and the assessment criteria.