Your next steps

While you wait to hear back from your chosen training providers, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re ready for the next stage of the application process. Here are some important steps to get you started.

Find out everything you need to know to get prepared for the next stages after submitting your application. Transcript (PDF, 196KB)

Book your professional skills tests

You’ll need to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you can start your teacher training course – some providers may require you to take them before you interview. Find out all you need to know on our skills test page.

Prepare for your interview

From group tasks to presentations, the structure of your teacher training interview may vary depending on the provider, so it’s essential that you prepare. Our overview of interviews should give you some ideas on how to get ready.

If you choose not to accept an offer after your interview, or were unsuccessful in Apply 1, don’t worry. You can re-apply for a different teacher training course during the Apply 2 phase.

Financial support

Depending on the subject you’re training to teach, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship. Make sure you’re familiar with the funding available to trainee teachers.

Remember, if you have any questions about teaching or teacher training, you can call us on 0800 289 3500.

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.