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Assessment Only (AO) route to qualified teacher status - QTS - QTS

London Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 12 weeks Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £3090.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

London Met’s Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) provides you with a unique opportunity to gain a QTS qualification. It's designed for those who are working in a school as an unqualified teacher. Successfully pass both assessment phases and you'll be recommended to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) for QTS accreditation.

The Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is primarily aimed at practitioners who are already teaching in a school or children’s centre and do not yet have QTS.

This assessment does not provide any training, so you must have several years’ experience in at least two schools and be employed in a school or children’s centre that is willing to support the process of your assessment.

You will be assessed twice and receive support in your place of work from a more experienced member of staff acting as a mentor. Please see the Assessment section for further information.

London Met’s Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) provides you with a unique opportunity to gain a QTS qualification. It's designed for those who are working in a school as an unqualified teacher. Successfully pass both assessment phases and you'll be recommended to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) for QTS accreditation. The...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Distance Learning

Part Time, 12 weeks

September, 2020

£3090.00

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Entry Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a UK honours degree (2.2 or above)
  • GCSE Maths and English (for secondary level) or GCSE Maths, English and Science (for primary and early years levels) all at grade C or above (equivalents will be assessed on a case by case basis)
  • teaching experience in a school other than the school you currently work in
  • pass the professional skills tests for literacy and numeracy

The assessment-only route does not provide any training, so applicants must have several years’ experience and be employed in a school or children’s centre that is willing to support the process of your assessment.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

You will be required to have: a UK honours degree (2.2 or above) GCSE Maths and English (for secondary level) or GCSE Maths, English and Science (for primary and early years levels) all at grade C or above (equivalents will be assessed on a case by case basis) teaching experience in a school other than the school you currently work in pass...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment for this course is divided into the pre-assessment phase and the formal assessment phase.

To complete the pre-assessment, you must prepare an audit of your teaching experience against the Teaching Standards (2012). You’ll then attend a tutorial to fully evaluate your experience and identify areas for development during the formal assessment phase. Please note that you’ll only proceed to the formal assessment phase if the tutor considers that you can achieve the standards for QTS within the available time frame.

The formal assessment phase will then take place over two consecutive half term periods, either from October to February or from February to June, depending on when you start the course. To pass the formal assessment phase, you must present portfolio evidence that demonstrates you've achieved the teaching standards across two key stages. Your University mentor will make three visits to your school placement during the assessment phase and will be responsible for training and ensuring that the Teaching Standards are being correctly assessed.

At the end of this phase, your mentor will complete a final assessment and you will present a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates that you have consistently met the teaching standards across two key stages. Your University tutor will then consider the evidence and, if you’re successful, recommend you to the Teaching Regulation Agency for the award of QTS.

Assessment for this course is divided into the pre-assessment phase and the formal assessment phase. To complete the pre-assessment, you must prepare an audit of your teaching experience against the Teaching Standards (2012). You’ll then attend a tutorial to fully evaluate your experience and identify areas for development during the formal assessment phase. Please note...

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