Assessment Only for Overseas Trained Teachers (AO for OTT)

Teachers who have been trained in another country and have qualified teacher status in that country, may apply for assessment for QTS in the UK. To do so they must be employed in a school. OTTPs are assessed against the same standards as trainee teachers on other routes.

Following an initial assessment, overseas trained teachers may be able to progress directly to assessment against the standards for QTS. Others may require training in identified areas. Each person will be assessed individually and recommendations made.

Pre-requisites for applicants

  • A degree recognised as UK equivalent
  • GCSE English Grade 4 or higher, or equivalent
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade 4 or higher, or equivalent
  • Applicants for assessment for primary teaching must also have a GCSE Science subject Grade 4 or higher, or equivalent
  • Overseas Teacher Training Qualification
  • A Teacher Registration Document (if applicable)
  • Demonstrate suitability to teach
  • Demonstrate health and physical capacity to teach
  • Work Permit as appropriate

Applicants must already be employed in a school as an unqualified teacher before applying.

Application for the Assessment Only route for Overseas Teachers are made directly to the University of Wolverhampton. Please contact or for further details. 

Please see the Department for Education link below for further details: