If you already have a degree and substantial experience of working in a UK school as an instructor or unqualified teacher, or as a teacher in an independent school or further education institution, you may be able to qualify with minimal teacher training.
Assessment-based training offers you the chance to demonstrate that you meet the standards required to achieve QTS by compiling and submitting a portfolio of evidence of your abilities as a classroom teacher.
Also featuring a day-long assessment visit to your school, assessment-based training can take up to a year to complete, starting and finishing at any time.
The University of Gloucestershire administers this process for England (the scheme is not available in Wales). It is available to teachers of a range of subjects and age groups as follows:
- Modern languages
- Religious education
- Art and design
- Physical education
How to apply
If you are interested in submitting yourself for the QTS assessment-based training option, please contact the University of Gloucestershire School of Education directly.