What will I learn?


The Assessment Only (AO) route is a route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) that does not include a period of training.

Why gain Qualified Teacher Status through- Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary) at Middlesex University?

This programme is suitable for experienced graduate practitioners from UK or overseas who have taught in at least two schools in the UK but do not have QTS. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are able to meet all the standards for QTS without the need for further training.

Once accepted, you should expect to be recommended for QTS within 12 weeks.

Course content

What happens on the Qualified Teacher Status - Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary) programme?

This is not a training programme. Instead, it is a selection and assessment process.

However, candidates who are seeking an academic award to supplement QTS can be considered for enrolment on the PG Cert Teaching programme. Completion of the Assessment Only process meets the requirements for module EDG3001 and bespoke arrangements can be considered and agreed for the remaining PG Cert modules. Candidates who are interested in exploring this option should express an interest when applying. Additional fees are incurred if candidates wish to pursue this additional option.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (12 weeks)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

December 2021


Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,


NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

Students must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above, or be able to demonstrate equivalence, in English language, mathematics and, if applying for QTS within the primary phase, Science. They must hold a degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification (for secondary candidates, normally 50% of their degree would be directly relevant to their chosen subject for assessment). Original certificates must be available. Students must have the support of the school that you will be teaching in for the assessment stage. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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