We offer a wide range of training sessions and presentations for new and experienced teachers and advisers.
They’re excellent ways to get in-depth information about the UK higher education application process.
As an adviser, the idea of giving information, advice and guidance to students hoping to progress to HE may seem daunting. To help, we are now offering all our introductory and advanced programmes for advisers for free. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – book today!
Free online training
We’ve created our first ever massive open online courses (MOOCs), in partnership with FutureLearn – a social learning platform. There are two free courses – 'Smart Advice: Broadening your students’ horizons', and 'Smart Choices: Broadening your horizons' (available in September).
Each takes two weeks to complete, and they are intended to help learners understand the full breadth of courses available to them, and to make sure advisers and parents have the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.
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.
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.
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.
UCAS is also working in partnership with Inspiring Futures (IF) to enable the delivery of workshops and presentations to schools and colleges who do not want to invite in other providers. Inspiring Futures can deliver presentations and workshops on the applicant journey, writing personal statements and reference writing. IF staff are the only advisers trained, informed and approved by UCAS to deliver our workshops in schools and colleges. Schools and colleges will benefit from having the opportunity to hear from people who have a solid understanding of the world of careers, as well as higher education and UCAS.
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.
We've created a 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.