Assessment Only (AO) Route to QTS

The Assessment Only (AO) Route to QTS enables unqualified teachers with a degree and at least 2 years’ teaching experience (across 2 settings) to demonstrate that they are meeting all of the Teachers’ Standards without the need for any further training.

The 12 week programme of assessment results in the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

NLT is offering the AO Route to QTS in collaboration with Two Mile Ash ITTP, a DfE accredited provider. Our AO Route to QTS is available to teachers in all phases of maintained schools, academies, independent schools and British schools overseas.

The AO Route with NLT is followed by a term of fast-tracked NQT induction (without additional charge) as we are an approved appropriate body. Eligible unqualified teachers within your school will therefore become fully qualified in no more than 2 terms. This makes the NLT combined offer of Assessment Only Route plus NQT induction unique as we are the only national provider to include NQT induction within our QTS programme.

To find out more about the application process and eligibility criteria, please email