The key to a successful application is effective preparation. This short summary will give you an idea of the things you can do to get prepared before applying. Remember you can also tick off these steps with our interactive checklist, which is available exclusively to candidates who register with us. If you’re a non-UK EU national, read our helpful summary on preparing for teaching - you could receive a tax-free bursary of £25k to train as a teacher. 

If you’re already prepared and ready to start your application, go directly to UCAS Teacher Training to begin your application. To maximise your chances of success, use all three of your options when you apply and choose a mixture of university-led and school-led courses. You can then make a final decision based on your interview experience as to which course is right for you.  



Get personalised support

By registering with us, you’ll have access to our wide range of free services. These are designed to assist you with any teaching related questions, and provide you with support throughout the application process. If you’re thinking of teaching a priority subject, you could be eligible for our free Premier Plus service where you’ll get one-to-one support from an experienced teaching professional.

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Consider attending an event

Information events are a great chance to meet local schools and universities who provide teacher training. You’ll not only have the opportunity to receive personalised advice and tips, but this is also the time to ask the providers any questions about their individual courses, their requirements and availability.

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Arrange some school experience

Most training providers will be looking at your application to see if you’ve completed some experience, so it’s an important part of your application. Spending time in schools shadowing teachers will also help you to make an informed decision about teaching as a career. It’s an opportunity to make a great impression, as many schools recruit potential applicants from school experience days. We can help you gain school experience via our School Experience Programme.

Arrange your school experience

Register with UCAS

When you’re ready to apply, you’ll do this through UCAS Teacher Training who are responsible for managing the application process for schools and universities.

Sign up with UCAS Teacher Training today, so you’re kept up to date with important information and updates. You can make a start on some parts of your application such as personal details and work experience, and you can complete the rest once you’re ready to submit your application.

Register now with UCAS

Steps to applying 

Find out further information on the steps you’ll need to complete via UCAS Teacher Training. 

Go to the UCAS portal 

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

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


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.