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.
Applying for postgrad teacher training?
Do your research
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 you'll need to have passed the professional skills tests.
Here's some useful information we suggest you read about the application process:
- Read about what you’ll need to include in your application
- Find out how to write your personal statement
- Think about your references – you can't submit your application without them being complete
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
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