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Assessment Only Route

This route is a 12 week employment based route for achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst working as a teacher. This is only open to experienced candidates employed as unqualified teachers.

George Abbot SCITT invites applicants for this route who:


  • are Graduates with a good honours degree
  • have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in Maths and English (also in Science for Primary applicants)
  • have been teaching successfully for a minimum of two years full time or the equivalent.
  • have evidence of meeting the Teacher Standards teaching within their chosen age phase in at least two schools
  • are already highly competent teachers (at least 'Requires Improvement' based on the Ofsted criteria for teaching)
  • will be employed for the duration of the assessment period in a school where they can meet the full requirements of the QTS standards where they will be supported through the application and assessment process.
  • Should you have been educated overseas, please send your high school and undergraduate degree certificate to NARIC for a comparability statement prior to application.
  • All applicants must also pass the Numeracy and Literacy skills tests prior to applicaiton
  • We are not currently accepting applications for the AO route until January 2019.

  • For more information about the Assessment only route please contact Lyndsay Cameron, Director of Initial Teacher Training by email