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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  • School Experience days

    27 April 2015 AT 08:30

    Join us for a day – on any day between 27 April and 1 May – to experience school life and find out more about the School Direct programme.

    Killingworth Open
  • Teacher Training Taster Day

    27 April 2015 AT 08:45

    Find out if Secondary School Teaching may be for you. If you think you may want to become a secondary school teacher then join us to find out more. You will have an opportunity to experience the School in action, observe learning in your chosen subject area and talk to current trainees, teachers and learners. 

    Coggeshall Open
  • Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training School Direct open event

    27 April 2015 AT 15:30

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, how the course is run, funding avaliable, places within local schools. There will be opportunity to talk to course leaders. We are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

    Nottingham Open
  • University of Reading Information Evening

    27 April 2015 AT 16:00

    The University of Reading hosts regular Information Meetings to explain School Direct and other routes into Initial Teacher Training. 

    Reading Open