Assessment Only

Assessment Only

If you’re an experienced teacher with a degree, you can achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) without having to do any further training. Assessment Only allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS.  Mid Essex ITT is now an approved provider for the Assessment Only (AO) route.  To be eligible, you will need to:

  1. have a degree;
  2. have taught in at least two schools;
  3. present detailed evidence that you meet the teaching standards; and
  4. have passed the Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy.

You can read all the criteria in more details here: Mid Essex ITT AO Criteria

You can also find out more information about the Assessment Only route here on  

If you can fulfill the four requirements above and would like Mid Essex ITT to assess you, please get in contact with Mid Essex ITT, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call our office on 01376 556 398. 

Please note that Mid Essex ITT is unfortunately unable to assess candidates who are currently teaching overseas at this time. However, we recommend you contact TES Institute as they offer the AO route for overseas candidates.


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