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Assessment Only (AO) route to QTS

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If you are an experienced teacher with a degree, you can apply for a place on the Assessment Only (AO) route to qualified teacher status (QTS).

The AO route allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS, without the need for any further training. You will need to present detailed evidence, and your teaching will be assessed in a school by an accredited and approved provider. You must also take the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you can be accepted onto the route.

The AO route has its own criteria and supporting advice

Individual AO providers may impose additional entry criteria.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the AO route, you can apply directly to an approved provider

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