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Setting up for 2018

We’ll soon be opening our 2018 services. The key dates you need to be aware of are:

  • 9 May – our new search tool goes live
  • 16 May – Apply for advisers opens
  • 23 May – Apply for applicants opens

Usernames and passwords for Apply for advisers will be sent to the primary contact at registered centres:

  • 2 May 2017 – for EU and International centres
  • 8 May 2017 – for centres in Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland
  • 11 May 2017 – for centres in England 

Due to the annual sending of logins and passwords to existing registered centres, we will be entering an embargo period from 12 April ­– 11 May. This means no registered centre forms will be processed during this time. We will resume normal service after this period.

Apply training

Come to our training days at UCAS HQ, in Cheltenham, to gain confidence in using Apply.

What’s on offer?

It is imperative for advisers to fully understand how to use Apply, when helping students into higher education. This includes both the online application, and how to manage the process at your centre, using Apply for advisers.

This training is designed to increase your confidence and competence in managing the process, by giving you the chance to:

  • experience the live application system
  • ask questions and receive guidance on how to make best use of the system
  • discuss good practice and recommendations for successful administration
  • test your existing understanding and skills in a safe training environment

Book to attend Apply training

If you have an enquiry, please get in touch with our Professional Development Team on 01242 545 712, or at training@ucas.ac.uk.


This is an interactive, demonstration-based session which encourages your participation throughout, allowing you to gain first-hand insight of the ins and outs of Apply.

We charge £140 per person per session, plus VAT. This includes refreshments, lunch, and downloadable course materials. If you and a colleague from your uni or college are attending the same session, we'll give you a 10% discount.


Agenda for the day

09:30 Arrival, registration, and refreshments.
10:00 Welcome and introduction – an opportunity to get to know your hosts and fellow delegates.
10:30 Completing an online application – an interactive demonstration, following an application from initial registration, through to completion and sending to UCAS. 
11:30 Break.
11:45 Student area – an interactive exercise offering first-hand experience of how to complete an application. 
12:45 Lunch (provided by UCAS).
13:30 Demonstration of Apply for advisers – gain a better understanding of how to navigate and make best use of Apply for advisers. 
14:00 Apply for advisers area – an interactive session offering first-hand experience of how to manage the Apply for advisers area.
15:15 Action plan and questions
15:30 Tea/coffee and departure.

Upcoming sessions

Here is the full list of training sessions available throughout this academic year:

  • Wednesday 17 May 2017
  • Wednesday 7 June 2017

Book to attend Apply training

If the session you want to attend is fully booked and you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please contact us at training@ucas.ac.uk.