UK NQT Support Programme
This programme is also suitable for people with considerable school-based experience to gain QTS without an academic award such as a PGCE. The intention is to certify the teaching of those already employed in schools, against the Teachers’ Standards. Candidates must have experience of teaching the English National Curriculum across at least two age and ability ranges in two different settings. TFoIS will try to assist you with a different setting, if needed, and only where possible.
With the Early Career Framework (ECF) becoming a 2-year programme from September 2021, students registering prior to this date may be eligble for a fast-track 1-year induction programme leading to QTS. To confirm, from September 2021, the criteria will change to a minimum of 2-year induction process.
At the end of stage B, you will receive a single visit to your school for the final assessment for QTS against the Teachers’ Standards. This will include observations of your teaching, discussion with your professional colleagues, perusal of your prepared portfolio of evidence and a discussion with you.
The current Teachers’ Standards are assessed in one school placement and students must achieve a judgement of at least satisfactory to be recommended for QTS. Judgements of students’ attainment will be a joint decision between TFoIS link tutor and the Accredited College.
Upon successful completion and gaining award of QTS, you will be a qualified teacher in England and can be employed in any English state school (including academies, free schools or independent school).
Fee Structure 2020/21
There is no funding for this programme; either you or your school must meet the costs:
TOTAL Cost payable: £2,600.00 (includes Stage A & B). This is payable as a lump sum or as 3 instalments.