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, and original degree, A Level and GCSE (or equivalent) certificates 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 Stephanie Rodgers -