Assessment Only

The ideal route into teaching for experienced unqualified teachers

The assessment only route (AO) is designed for experienced unqualified teachers who wish to gain QTS.  The AO route is not a training route and you must be teaching a full timetable in school and meeting the Teachers' Standards to a good or excellent level already.

In order to qualify for the AO route you must have:

  • At least two years teaching experience in two or more education settings.
  • Uk Honours degree or equivalent
  • GCSE maths, English at Grade C or equivalent
  • Support from your current employing school
If you would like to find out more, then please contact Duncan Gillies on 0208 644 6307 ext 251 or email

For further statutory guidance please click here