Are you ready to apply?

There’s still time to apply for a teacher training course starting this September. The application process may be much easier than you think – you just need to follow three straightforward phases. It only takes a year to qualify, and there are plenty of great training options to choose from. For the best chance of success and to receive tailored support during the application process, make sure you register with us.

And if you’re looking to teach physics, mathematics, chemistry, computing, languages, design and technology, biology or geography we can offer you extra help in finding current training vacancies.

Watch our ‘Steps to becoming a teacher’ video to find out how your journey into teaching needn’t be complicated. Transcript (PDF, 207KB)

Phase one: prepare

Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to start on your preparation and research. During this phase, you’ll need to think about…

  • exploring your training options, and whether you’re interested in school-led or university-led training
  • arranging school experience – most schools and universities expect you to have some experience in a school before you start your teacher training, so organise a placement as soon as you can
  • looking into the financial support that’s available at primary or secondary level – bursaries and scholarships of up to £25,000 are available in some secondary subjects
  • attending teacher training events, such as our popular Train to Teach Roadshows, where you can get personalised advice from a range of teaching experts

Get access to a wide range of support and advice to help you get into teaching

Phase two: application 

Once you’re ready to apply, do so via the UCAS Teacher Training site. In the application phase, you’ll need to:

 

Phase three: post-application 

Depending on whether you’ve been successful in your application, in the post-application phase you should:

  • prepare for your interview so you can demonstrate your potential as a teacher
  • finalise your funding once you’ve accepted a place – your training provider should inform you of the support that’s available
  • resubmit your application during the Apply 2 phase if you’ve been unsuccessful or chosen not to accept an offer

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Upcoming events

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  • University of Reading information evening

    07 September 2015 AT 16:00

    The University of Reading hosts regular information meetings to explain School Direct and other routes into initial teacher training.

    Reading Open
  • Postgraduate and PGCE Open Evening

    09 September 2015 AT 17:30

    Find out about our teacher training courses in early years, primary and secondary levels, including PGCEs and School Direct. Hear from us, ask us questions, find out about fees, funding and the application process.

    London Open
  • Get Into Teaching – General information session

    10 September 2015 AT 11:00

    An information event with advice for anyone interested in training to become a teacher.

    Hounslow Open
  • Get Into Teaching day

    14 September 2015 AT 09:00

    A placement day at the Northampton School for Boys for aspiring teachers.

    Northampton Open