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 £30,000 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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  • The University of Winchester undergraduate and postgraduate open day for 2016 entry

    10 October 2015 AT 09:00

    This event is for those interested in studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Winchester starting in September 2016.

    Winchester Open
  • University of Cumbria Open Day

    10 October 2015 AT 09:30

    Our open days offer you a chance to find out more about what it is like here at the University of Cumbria.

    Carlisle Open
  • Edge Hill University open day

    10 October 2015 AT 10:00

    An open day is taking place at Edge Hill University on Saturday 10th October from 10am to 3pm. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you and your family to see our beautiful campus.

    Ormskirk Open
  • University of Chester open day

    10 October 2015 AT 10:00

    With programme talks, information stands, campus tours, and the chance to view our student accommodation, the University of Chester open day is the perfect way to find out all you need to know about living and studying at Chester.

    Chester Open