Plan my application

There are several stages you need to consider in order to make a successful application for teacher training. You’ll need to find the right school(s) or university to lead your training, arrange references for your written application, spend some time in one or more schools, pass skills tests and successfully interview for a position. Once you’re ready to apply, you can do this via the UCAS Teacher Training site for the majority of postgraduate courses, with the site now open for applications to train to teach in the 2015/16 academic year. We’re here to support you with help and advice every step of the way – and you can use this site to log your progress and plan your next steps.

Your steps towards teacher training

These tips should help you plan and successfully complete each stage of applying for teacher training. You'll also find advice from qualified teachers who've been there and done it.

Exclusive support

These options are available exclusively to prospective secondary teachers of chemistry, computing, design and technology, languages, maths and physics.

Upcoming events

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  • Get Into Teaching Day

    06 July 2015 AT 09:00

    We are offering a placement day for those looking to find out more about teaching biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, French, Spanish or design technology in conjunction with the School Experience Programme. 

    Northampton Open
  • University of Chester Open Day

    06 July 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
  • School experience / School Direct programme open day

    06 July 2015 AT 10:00

    An open day for those looking for a year of paid learning support assistant experience with the view to becoming a teacher.

    London Open
  • Application advice

    06 July 2015 AT 18:30

    Join this online session to get helpful advice from our teaching experts on how to draft a good personal statement and make your application stand out

    Online event Open