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.

 

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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

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Phase two: application 

Once you’re ready to apply, do so via the UCAS Teacher Training site. In the application and post-application phases, 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 of chosen not to accept an offer

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Upcoming events

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  • Get Into Teaching Day

    05 May 2015 AT 09:00

    We are offering a placement day for those looking to find out more about teaching biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, French, Spanish or design technology in conjunction with the School Experience Programme. 

    Northampton Open
  • George Spencer Academy SCITT Thinking of Teaching Experience

    05 May 2015 AT 17:00

    This Open Evening is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has applied or is thinking of applying to train to teach. 

    Nottingham Open
  • Train to Teach at Cranford Community College

    05 May 2015 AT 17:00

    Cranford Community College is recruiting graduates in maths, sciences, German, Spanish, English, geography, computing and RE to train to become qualified teachers via the School Direct training route.

    Hounslow Open
  • London school led train to teach events

    05 May 2015 AT 17:30

    London schools are holding a series of school led train to teach events to provide information and support to potential applicants looking for teacher training places starting September 2015

    London Open