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 undergraduate route.

As a postgraduate: through UCAS Teacher Training for courses in England and Wales. Although if you’re looking for a programme in Scotland apply through the undergraduate route.

How to apply: you can now start your application for 2015 programmes. This section of our website contains more information about what you will need to do. You can now also sign up to receive our new information pack - it's free and will help you navigate your way through the application process.

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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

Search for 2015 training programmes



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.

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

28 Oct

28 October 2014

From today you can start an application for programmes starting in 2015. 

2 Jan

2 January 2015

Apply 2 opens.

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

Read case study

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