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Planned maintenance: 17 – 19 November

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 17 November until Sunday 19 November.

This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply for advisers.

Please do not make any changes to applications during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 17 November
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 18 November
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 18 November

Please be aware that UCAS Undergraduate Apply may also become disconnected – we’re advising applicants to avoid making changes to their applications at the times listed above.

UCAS Undergraduate Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 18 November.

Training for advisers

We offer a wide range of training sessions and presentations for new and experienced advisers.
Helping you to help your students
We offer a range of training programmes for teacher and advisers.
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As an adviser, the idea of giving information, advice, and guidance to students hoping to progress to higher education may seem daunting.

Our training sessions are an excellent way to get in-depth information about the UK higher education application process, and a great way to build your confidence and competence in helping your students.

All our training and presentations are delivered by a team of UCAS professionals with a wealth of experience — so you’ll be sure to get the best possible advice.


The Adviser Fundamentals

New to your role in advising applicants? Very little or no prior experience of UCAS? Then this is the training for you.

This one-day session has been designed to help introduce you to the world of UCAS and higher education applications. It will provide you with an understanding of key dates, processes, and resources available to you – all the fundamental information you need to get you through the cycle.

FInd out more about The Adviser Fundamentals

UCAS HQ, Cheltenham      
Numerous dates

Apply training

Come to one of our selected training days to gain confidence in using Apply.

The day starts by running through the screens 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.

FInd out more about Apply training

UCAS HQ, Cheltenham      
Numerous dates

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, colleges, and careers companies, and at conferences — to cover whatever topics you want to hear about.

FInd out more about UCAS comes to you

Your school or college      
Date and duration of your choice

Training for international advisers

Are you advising international or EU students applying to higher education in the UK?

Then our introductory training session is designed for you – providing you with the knowledge and resources required to confidently help your students throughout the application process.

City of Westminster College, London   
Numerous dates

Free online training

We understand that getting time to go out to training sessions can be difficult. Why not try our free online training — available whenever and wherever suits you best.

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.

Modules include:

  • managing applications in Apply
  • completing the UCAS application
  • personal statements...

... with more coming soon!


Additional support

  • Parents’ evenings – unfortunately we are unable to attend parents’ evenings ourselves, but this presentation (4.02 MB), explaining higher education applications, and our  Parent Guide 2018 entry (8.57 MB) provides all the info they need.