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 applications open in late October. 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 £26,000 to train as a teacher.
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.
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.
Arrange some school experience
Spending time in schools shadowing teachers will 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.
Visit our resources page
We’ve put together some information and resources, offering information on everything from the Teachers' Standards and curriculum to reducing unnecessary workload on teachers, which you might find useful to support you throughout your journey into teaching.
Register with UCAS
From late October, you can apply through UCAS Teacher Training who are responsible for managing the application process for schools and universities.
Steps to applying
Find out further information on the steps you’ll need to complete via UCAS Teacher Training.
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.
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.
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.
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.