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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  • Teach Surrey Information Event

    28 April 2015 AT 09:30

    Information events for those wishing to train to teach at primary or secondary level with Surrey’s Outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider.

    Guildford Open
  • The Sheffield SCITT Open Afternoon

    28 April 2015 AT 13:30

    Information afternoon about Initial Teacher Training at The Sheffield SCITT

    Sheffield Open
  • Mini Train to Teach at Poole High School

    28 April 2015 AT 17:00

    Our Train to Teach Roadshows are designed to provide you with a wealth of information on pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in your region

    Poole Open
  • Train to Teach Cheltenham

    28 April 2015 AT 17:00

    Come along to the Thistle Cheltenham Hotel to get tips on writing a great application, guidance on the different training options, and the chance to ask questions.

    Cheltenham Open