We offer a wide range of training sessions and presentations for new and experienced teachers and advisers.
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Our training sessions are an excellent way to get in-depth information about the UK higher education application process.

Adviser training at UCAS HQ

As an adviser, the idea of giving information, advice and guidance to students hoping to progress to HE may seem daunting. Our adviser training can help – don’t miss out – book today!

Free online training

Earlier this year, we created our first ever massive open online course (MOOC) for advisers, in partnership with FutureLearn – a social learning platform.

Now your students have an opportunity to experience a MOOC. Our free two-week course – 'Smart Choices: Broadening your horizons', in partnership with FutureLearn, will be going live on 26 September 2016.

Advisers are also welcome to register. By doing so, you'll gain access to thousands of young people's views on higher education and career opportunities. 

Our new professional development portal for advisers gives you access to a series of short digital training modules, designed to expand your understanding of the UCAS admissions service. 

Training for international advisers

The Introductory International Adviser training sessions provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to work confidently as a new adviser with international and EU applicants. This course is held at City of Westminster College in London to allow easy access for those travelling from outside the UK.

UCAS comes to you

We offer a number of different options to schools and colleges seeking in situ training for their staff, or a speaker for an event.

Given our pivotal role, we can bring to life the many factors that impact on making a successful application to higher education. What’s more, we are happy to travel throughout the UK to deliver presentations and training to schools and colleges, careers companies and conferences to cover whatever topics you want to hear about.

Apply training

Come to our regional training days to gain confidence in using Apply. The day starts by running through the screens that your students will complete. The focus then turns to managing the staff area of Apply, including how to approve applications and add that all-important reference.

Parents’ evenings

We've created a File presentation schools and colleges can use to explain higher education applications to parents.

  • Unfortunately, we can't attend parents' evenings ourselves, but this presentation (in related documents) and copies of our free Parent Guide (find out how to order publications) will provide all the info they need.
  • The presentation's about 35–40 minutes long and includes notes to support your presenters.