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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  • Sutton SCITT/School Direct Open morning

    06 May 2015 AT 09:00

    Get the chance to learn more about our teacher training routes as well as observe some lessons in your chosen subject.

    Sutton Open
  • L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance School Direct open event

    06 May 2015 AT 15:30

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, find out how the course is run, what funding is avaliable, and more information on places within local schools.

    Nottingham Open
  • Get into Teaching with WRPITT

    06 May 2015 AT 17:00

    Anyone interested in becoming a teacher is invited to a special open evening where they can find out all they need to know about training – from a teacher training provider rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

    Pontefract Open
  • National Forest Teaching School – School Direct Information Event

    06 May 2015 AT 18:00

    This is a chance for anyone who is interested in applying for School Direct or our SCITT programmes to come and visit our newly refurbished Training Centre and meet our team.

    Burton on Trent Open