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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  • School Experience days

    27 April 2015 AT 08:30

    Join us for a day – on any day between 27 April and 1 May – to experience school life and find out more about the School Direct programme.

    Killingworth Open
  • Teacher Training Taster Day

    27 April 2015 AT 08:45

    Find out if Secondary School Teaching may be for you. If you think you may want to become a secondary school teacher then join us to find out more. You will have an opportunity to experience the School in action, observe learning in your chosen subject area and talk to current trainees, teachers and learners. 

    Coggeshall Open
  • Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training School Direct open event

    27 April 2015 AT 15:30

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, how the course is run, funding avaliable, places within local schools. There will be opportunity to talk to course leaders. We are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

    Nottingham Open
  • University of Reading Information Evening

    27 April 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