UCAS Teacher Training

To teach you need Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) based at a university, school or college in the UK.

As an undergraduate: apply through the main undergraduate route.

As a postgraduate: through UCAS Teacher Training

Looking for training programmes starting in 2015? You can start applying for 2015 courses from the end of October 2014. Scottish courses are now available through our undergraduate scheme.

Been asked to be a referee?  read our guide and log in.

Applying for postgrad teacher training?

Watch this video to get an introduction into how to research and apply for training programmes.

The different application routes

There are a few ways to apply for teacher training, depending what type and level you're interested in.

The important dates

Click the image to view the full application flowchart giving you all the important dates you need to know.

Do your research

Our search tool will be available with 2015 training programmes from the end of October. In the meantime there’s plenty of research you can do.

There are some qualifications and experience you’ll need to have to get a place on a training programme, and some further tests, questions and schemes to join.

Search for 2014 entry training programmes

    Then apply

    The application deadline for training programmes starting in 2014 has now passed. You can apply for training programmes starting in 2015 from the end of October.

    To make sure you’re ready to apply when we open the scheme for 2015 applications, check out our information and advice.

    If you’re in Apply 2, you can still use our search tool to find programmes starting this year.

    More info

    Use these links if you're looking for extra details about teacher training.

    Teacher training in different countries

    School-led training

    Further education

    Key dates for 2014 applications

    (You can start applying for 2015 courses from the end of October. We will confirm the date as soon as possible.)

    16 Sep

    12:00 midday is the deadline to submit a 2014 application in Apply 1.

    10 Oct

    The last day you can add 2014 choices in Apply 2.

    I love seeing teenagers grow and develop. It is demanding but the rewards in terms of seeing pupils develop far outweigh the hard work."

    Sandrine Tonini, newly qualified teacher, Orkney

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    Student finance

    Click here to see the funding options that might be available.

    Student finance and funding

    Providing references

    If you're providing a reference for an applicant here's a guide you can use.

    Guide for referees