Plan my application

Use this section to find advice on how to make a successful teacher training application – from writing your personal statement to arranging references, organising school experience, passing the skills tests and interviewing for a course.

To get started on your application today, register with UCAS Teacher Training. Don’t worry if you’re not ready to finish this just yet – you can complete it in stages and save your progress. Remember, we’re always here to help if you need tips or further information. If you want to train with Teach First you’ll need to apply through their website.

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 biology, chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths and physics (Premier Plus and SKE), as well as design and technology (SKE only).

Upcoming events

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  • Yarrow Teaching School Alliance – School Direct open session

    10 February 2016 AT 13:30

    Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of children? Do you believe the best place to train to teach is in a school? If the answer to the questions above is a resounding ‘yes’, then training to become a primary teacher with the Yarrow Teaching School Alliance is definitely the route into teaching for you.

  • SCITTELS professional skills test support – literacy

    10 February 2016 AT 16:00

    Learn about how to plan, prepare and practice for the literacy professional skills tests.

  • Teach SouthEast – information event

    10 February 2016 AT 16:00

    This information event will give you an overview of our partnership, explain the different training pathways to become a teacher, and offer practical tips on your application and interview.

  • Train to Teach Liverpool

    10 February 2016 AT 17:00

    This event in London gives you the chance to ask experts about teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.