Do you want to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a #SuperheroTeacher like the 2,000 others who chose Tes Institute? Then you’re in the right place!

We offer a range of programmes to help you progress in your career. Take a look at the routes available below and discover the perfect way to gain your QTS superpowers today.

Straight to Teaching

Straight to Teaching is the ideal QTS preparation programme for unqualified teachers, HLTAs, TAs, cover supervisors and other suitable school staff who want to gain QTS without leaving their school. It’s a personalised programme, created especially for you and your school, that takes your existing teaching experience into account and prepares you to apply for QTS assessment via our Assessment Only (AO) route.


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Assessment Only

If you already have significant teaching experience, a degree and can demonstrate that you meet the English Teachers’ Standards, you could gain QTS in as little as 12 weeks with this in-school programme.


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School Direct

We work in partnership with a network of schools in Essex, Greater London and Kent to deliver School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) that leads to QTS and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). So if you’re looking for a school-led teacher training programme providing a unique blend of in-school experience and online learning with tutor support, get in touch! 


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