Assessment Only route

The AO route is for teachers who are ready for assessment for QTS. It is not a training route.

If you are an unqualified teacher and meet the following expectations, the AO route may be for you:

  • at least two years' experience of teaching in this country, including in the maintained sector
  • evidence to show that you are competent in teaching the EYFS, the National Curriculum, GCSE and/or A level (as appropriate to the age range in which you will be assessed) across the full attainment range
  • evidence of successful teaching in at least two schools
  • evidence showing that you meet all the Teachers' Standards and ITT Criteria.

Contact the eQ office on 01892 513881 for a discussion of your situation and whether the AO route is right for you. For example, if you are not yet ready for assessment, we can provide training and support in preparation for an application to be registered onto the AO route.