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Assessment Only Route

Future Teacher Training is an accredited provider of the Assessment Only Route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. This route is for unqualified teachers who have taught in at least two schools for a minimum of two years full-time, and who have been responsible for planning, teaching and assessment in their school.

We are currently not accepting any new applications for this route. This route has been paused until January 2022.

Candidates must be aware that this route does not include any training, and it is therefore not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher education.

Aims of the AO route

The objectives of this programme are:

  • To support the teacher to put together a portfolio of evidence.
  • To complete in-school observations of the teacher’s practice by the school’s senior leaders.
  • To assess the evidence provided by the portfolio and the in-schools observations against the DfE Teachers' Standards

Requirements of the Course

In order to be eligible for the AO route, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Experience of teaching lessons in two educational settings. The applicant must be working as a teacher.
  • A minimum of two years' experience, teaching and leading in lessons, and assessing student progress.
  • UK Honours degree or equivalent.
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. (Candidates for Primary QTS also require a GCSE in Science.)
  • Support from your employing school.


The fees for the route are £2,100. This is broken down into £200 for your interview with a SCITT representative, and £1,900 once you have secured a place on the route.

For further details, and to discuss your individual requirements, please contact us on 020 7802 3455 or


Contact Details


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For an explanation of our different routes, please click here.

Future Teacher Training

Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
Tel: 020 7802 3455