ASSESSMENT ONLY ROUTE

The QTS Assessment Only Route is designed for graduates employed as an unqualified teacher with considerable experience of teaching in at least two schools or settings.

If you're already employed in a school, please read the criteria here to check if you could be compliant for this route.

*Disclaimer* - There will be additional assessor travel and expenses incurred, paid by the candidate or employing school for candidates teaching in a school outside a 100 mile radius of NMITTP

Do you have?

If any of the boxes are unticked, it would appear that you are not fully compliant for the assessment only route. If all of the boxes are ticked please read the additional information below.

Criteria

Those who wish to gain the qualification through the Assessment Only Route might include very experienced graduate teachers without QTS who have experience of teaching the across the required age and ability ranges in two schools/settings, and:

  • are currently employed as an unqualified teacher within a school (at least 2 years);

  • have GCSE or equivalent in english and mathematics (secondary); english, mathematics and science (Primary) at least grade C / 4 (or equivalency);

  • have a first honours degree (all classes) and/or a higher degree

  • have original evidence of meeting all safeguarding compliance

  • have evidence of teaching in at least 2 schools

  • have experience and evidence in the following age phases: Primary - 3-7, Primary - 5-11, Secondary - 11-16

AO Process

  1. Candidates should discuss the route and fees with their headteacher.

  2. Ensure that all of the above criteria is met and evidenced by original documentation.

  3. Complete pre-application

  4. Prepare the evidence portfolio and Evidence trail prior to visit 1.

  5. Complete full application form 

  6. If application is successful Visit 1 will be arranged

  7. First payment to NMITTP

  8. Decision made whether to continue, delay and a decision as to whether an interim support visit is needed.

  9. Visit 2 - final assessment day.

  10. Final payment paid to NMITT.

  11. Candidate is recommended for QTS.

Costs for AO Route

Preliminary assessment

*(Optional) Application assessment and evidence advice (£250.)

This cost will be added onto the £1000 charged for the first visit.

1st Visit

Initial Assessment Visit (£1000)

Note: You will still be charged the total amount of £1000 for first visit even if teaching & evidence is judged to be not up to the required standard and you have not taken the opportunity to complete a preliminary assessment.

Interim Visit

Decision made by NMTTP (£250)

Second Visit

Final Assessment Visit (£1000)

Extra Information

  • The maximum fee NMITTP will charge you is £2,500 which would include the preliminary assessment & evidence advice; interim visit; 1st assessment and 2nd assessment fees. *(not including assessor travel expenses)

  • Cost for assessment visits 1 and 2 and either a preliminary assessment  or an interim visit is £2250 *(not including assessor travel expenses)

  • The minimum you will pay is £2000, this is both assessment visits 1 and 2 which is compulsory for QTS to be awarded. *(not including assessor travel expenses)

 

It should be noted that there is no Government funding to support the Assessment Only Route.

*Disclaimer* - There will be additional assessor travel and expenses incurred, paid by the candidate or employing school for candidates teaching in a school outside a 100 mile radius of NMITTP

Pre- Application Process Defined

Candidates should discuss the route and fees with their headteacher

School Agrees to Proceed

No - candidate can finance the route themselves with the headteacher's support

Ensure that all of the above criteria is met and evidenced by original documentation

Not in place - do not apply until all is in place; including original documents

All in Place

Complete application - if application is accepted then the first assessment day will be arranged.  The first payment is due after this visit.

AO Documents

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Assessment Only Route - Introduction

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Supporting Statement Guidance

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NMITTP Assessment Only Application Form

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Needs, Analysis and Evaluation

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Assessment only - Initial Visit Evidence Trail

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Pre-Application

Form

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Assessment Only Handbooks

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North Manchester ITT Teaching Partnership

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