Start preparing before applications open

Last year, over 11,000 people applied for teacher training within one month of UCAS Teacher Training opening for applications. Follow our step-by-step guide to getting prepared before the new application round opens in late October, so you’ll have more training choices. 

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Thousands of people like you choose to train as a teacher every year. Watch our short video to hear from just a few teachers who have made that choice and never looked back. 

To get a head start before UCAS Teacher Training applications open, you should:

  • register with us for help and support throughout the application process and check out local teaching events, where you’ll receive one-to-one advice on every aspect of getting into teaching
  • arrange school experience – classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you - it could also strengthen your application; get a taste of school life with our School Experience Programme
  • start thinking about whether you’re interested in school-led or university-led training - you'll be able to search for local training courses on UCAS Teacher Training, before applications open, from October 
  • research the subject you want to teach – you’ll be surprised at the variety of subjects you can teach with the support of a subject knowledge enhancement course 
  • start preparing your personal statement, which is needed when you apply for teacher training – our written application tips can help; you might also want to consider your two references needed for your application 
  • practice completing the mandatory skills test in number and literacy - the key to successfully passing is plenty of preparation and practice  

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Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Birmingham

25 October 2017 15:00

This event in Birmingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Birmingham

Train to Teach York

31 October 2017 16:30

This event in York will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

York

Train to Teach Edge Hill University

01 November 2017 15:00

This event in Liverpool will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Liverpool

Train to Teach University of Reading

02 November 2017 16:30

This event in Reading will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Reading