Alternative Routes

If you are keen to train to teach but do not think the School Direct route is for you, there are alternative routes into teaching. Please see below for more information:

Straight to Teaching – TES Institute

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If you currently work in a school and would like to train to teach whilst still working, this course allows you to study for QTS whilst continuing in your role.

This unique, online and in-school professional development programme is delivered as QTS preparation followed by application for the Assessment Only (AO) route to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It takes into consideration your existing school and teaching experience, which means you could become a qualified teacher in less than one academic year – depending on your existing evidence and experience.  

Straight to Teaching is aimed at suitable school staff (such as unqualified teachers, high level teaching assistants or teaching assistants) who have been teaching pupils and want to become fully qualified teachers. The programme supports and prepares you in your existing school to meet the English Teachers’ Standards, providing you with the opportunity to prepare a portfolio of evidence and to demonstrate that you meet the QTS requirements before you start the Assessment Only process.

The Outwood Institute of Education is delighted to be a hub school for this course and can offer a discount for anyone who applies via us*. For more information, please click on the button below:

*when applying, simply quote our hub code OUTWOOD5 to secure a 5% discount off your fees.