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’ll be able to apply and search for English and Welsh programmes later this autumn. Scottish courses are now available through our undergraduate scheme.
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Applying for postgrad teacher training?
Do your research
Your training could be based in a university/college, or mainly in a school.
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.
- Look into the different postgraduate routes into teaching.
- Check what entry requirements you'll have to meet to apply.
- In England and Wales you'll need to have passed the professional skills tests.
You can apply online via the grey button below for an application fee of £19.
We want to give everyone as good a chance as possible to get a place that's right for them. To help we've divided the process into two parts – Apply 1 and Apply 2.
- Find out when to use Apply 1 and 2.
- See how to fill in the application form.
- Check what happens after you send your application to us.
- Read about training provider decisions and how you reply.
Use these links if you're looking for extra details about teacher training.
Teacher training in different countries
- Department of Education for England
- Northern Ireland Department of Education
- Teach in Scotland
- Teacher Training & Education in Wales
The last date you can submit an application in Apply 1.
The last day you can add 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