Straight to Teaching

From our partner TES, Straight to Teaching is a unique, online, and in-school professional development programme and Assessment Only route aimed at suitable school staff (such as unqualified teachers, high level teaching assistants or teaching assistants) who want to become fully qualified teachers. The programme supports and prepares you to meet the Teachers’ Standards and provides you with the opportunity to be independently assessed and awarded QTS.

If you wish to make the transition from a school support role like a teaching assistant to qualified teacher, this course offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain QTS without leaving your current school. It is a high quality, low-cost alternative to initial teacher training that is personalised to you and your school. This flexible and accessible professional QTS development programme leads to independent QTS assessment and, on successful completion, the award of Qualified Teacher Status.
This unique Qualified Teacher Status programme is delivered in two phases (QTS preparation and independent QTS assessment) and is completely personalised to you.

It takes into consideration your existing school and teaching experience which means you could gain QTS quicker than you would through a traditional initial teacher training programme.If you have significant teaching experience already, then you may be eligible for our Assessment Only route, which can help you become a qualified teacher within 12 weeks.

Available in any school in England and internationally that follows the English national curriculum, the Straight to Teaching QTS programme and Assessment Only route is designed to put more teachers with Qualified Teacher Status in the classroom.