The Assessment Only Route

The Astra SCITT is accredited by the DfE to offer the Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Colleagues eligible for this route need to have experience of teaching for at least two years in at least two schools and be able to demonstrate that they meet the Teachers' Standards by the end of the 12 week assessment period.   We also require candidates to be currently employed in a school who can support them during the 12 week process.  The total cost for assessment with Astra is £2,750 and candidates also need to be located within a 50 mile radius of HP6 5HA.  All candidates will need to have a portfolio of evidence and be observed teaching before being registered. Original degree, relevant GCSE (or equivalent) certificates, and right to work in the UK, will be checked by Astra.
Please make sure you understand and fulfil all of the requirements above before completing the Eligibility Checker / online candidate self evaluation form below.
Our online self-evaluation form can be found here.
For more information, please email Sue Lewis  -
All candidates who wish to gain QTS on the Assessment Only route will need to evidence Fundamental Proficiency in Maths and English in their QTS Assessment Only portfolio. This replaces the requirement to pass Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy which ceased in April 2020. Details of the required proficiencies can be found here.