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iQTS - International Qualified Teacher Status

Course Details

Course/Module Code



iQTS Accredited Fee



iQTS Non-Accredited fee



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : 2/8/24 is the closing date for applications. This is run online with asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Please note the start and date are week commencing and not the actual start date this will be confirmed at a later date.






An online portfolio of evidence is produced, in addition to assessment by the school mentor and UWE Bristol tutor; this will be completed through lesson observations, professional conversations in meetings and monitoring of evidence/paperwork. This will be judged at pass or fail dependent on your ability to meet the iQTS Teacher's Standards.

Additionally, there is the expectation to complete a six-week final assessed section of practice and a viva voce (oral examination) which will contribute to this assessment.



Careers/further study

Upon completion of this module, you may wish to apply for one of the following courses:


International Practice

You need to be employed by a school to be successful at gaining a place on the iQTS course and this component involves completing at least 120 days in teaching practice over a 36-week period.

Course Director

Karen Williams


The International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS) is an online, internationally focused teaching qualification and enables you to engage in English teacher training online, based in international schools. On successful completion of this module, the Department for Education (DfE) in England, will automatically award you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach in schools internationally and in England too.

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are working in a school and wish to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and enhance their teaching and learning. Students on this course already have at least two years teaching experience, their school will support them on the course and provide a mentor.

Additionally, students should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy, that is required to meet the Teachers' Standards (DfE 2011).

Key Facts

This course offers the unique opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status from the Department of Education (DfE) in England. Our expert team supports you along the way with a personal UWE Bristol tutor.

Learning and Teaching

This professional development course comprises of subject knowledge audits and associated workbooks, in addition to a range of school-based tasks with reflective elements. This content will be accessed via an online platform called PebblePad and can be accessed from wherever you are in the world. The live aspects of the course will include the course induction and tutor meetings.

Study facilities

The School of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol runs a variety of courses in early childhood and education studies, and is one of the largest providers of initial teacher training and continuing professional development in the region. Experienced tutors and leading researchers and practitioners in their fields teach in the department. We have an excellent range of support facilities and online learning tools for our students.

Get a feel for the Education and Teaching facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.


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30 credit level 6 module

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