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Teaching and Education

How to apply for teacher training

UCAS handles the applications for teacher training programmes in schools and universities. You can apply to up to three training providers and it is recommended that you apply early to avoid missing out on a place.

There are two stages to the application process:

  • Apply 1 - all applicants must apply via this stage and send one application to their three preferred training providers
  • Apply 2 - applicants who are unsuccessful via Apply 1 can then make an unlimited amount of applications until they find a training course

The application costs £24 and covers both Apply 1 and Apply 2.

Note: Applications for Teach First and Premier Pathways should be made via their websites.

Writing personal statements for teacher training

When you apply via UCAS, you will need to write a personal statement detailing your experience, interest and motivations for becoming a teacher. You will also need to explain why you have chosen to teach the age range you have chosen.

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Open to those who want to teach maths, physics, languages, chemistry, computing, geography or biology at secondary level.

International and EU students

If you are from the EU or an international student, you can train to teach in England. The Get Into Teaching website has information on visas, degree equivalencies and support

Key dates for 2019 entry

8 October 2019

You can start searching for applications on UCAS Teacher Training

TBC October 2019

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

November 2019

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

September 2020

Deadline for Apply 1

September 2020  

Deadline for Apply 2