27 September 2016
You can start searching for applications
18 October 2016
You can now apply for teaching courses for next year through UCAS, by selecting your three preferred courses
This part of the process is called Apply 1
9 November 2016
If you have not found a place, from this date you can apply for new courses, one at a time
This part is called Apply 2 and is open only to people who've done Apply 1
16 September 2017
Deadline for Apply 1
30 September 2017
Deadline for Apply 2
Between £3,000 and £30,000 of funding is available to help teachers train. How much you can get depends on your degree topic and results
A postgraduate certificate of education taught in a university, with substantial school experience via placements. This is a common way for degree-level students to qualify for teaching.
A scheme to train teachers run by schools. Students gain a teaching qualification (QTS and in some cases a PGCE) while working in a school. In theory, people get places on this course if the school believes it can employ them afterwards.
These courses either train you while you work, or charge a fee for training provided. Graduates can get paid to work in the school while they study, but this usually requires 3+ years of work experience.
A teaching qualification taught in partnership between a school and a university.
The Teach First Graduate Scheme aims to place exceptional talent into challenging schools. This scheme involves studying for a 2-year PGDE with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) plus additional training in education leadership. There is the optional possibility of taking on a Master's in Education/Leadership after your PGDE.
Researchers in Schools recruits PhD graduates to work as teachers in non-selective state schools through a tailored initial teacher training programme.
There are training pathways for people who want to work with pre-school children. A £7,000 grant to cover course fees is available to UK/EU students, plus bursaries for subsistence costs depending on your degree classification
UCAS handles the recuitment for teacher training
Before you start, you'll need two references, one academic and one professional
For salaried programmes, one reference needs to be an employer
The deadlines for different courses will differ, but in the first stage you can only apply once, so you need to apply at a time when ideally all the courses you want to apply for are open. However, if you wait too long, one of the courses may close for applications
After the first stage you'll have a chance to apply for courses one at a time