UCAS Teacher Training: Before you apply

Thursday 20 June 2019, Teacher Training


UCAS Teacher Training: Before you apply


Before you apply for teacher training programmes in England and Wales, here are some tips to help you prepare.

Get your certificates ready
You need to enter your GCSEs and A levels (or equivalent) on your application, as well as your degree. Dig out all your certificates so you know your grades and the awarding bodies.
For your degree, you need to enter the modules you completed, or are in the process of completing, that make up your final grade. If you’re not sure what they are, speak to the uni you studied at – they should be able to tell you.
Prepare your personal statement
Your personal statement can be a maximum of 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text, whichever limit you hit first. While you’re waiting for Apply to open, get ahead by drafting your personal statement in a word processor, so you’re ready to copy and paste it into your application.
Check out our personal statement advice to help you compose the perfect personal statement.
Think about your referees
You need two references before you can submit your application. If you’re still at uni or got your degree in the past five years, one reference must be from someone at your university who can comment on your academic ability and potential. Neither of your referees can be a family member or friend. Familiarise yourself with how the reference process works so you know what to expect.

Get in touch with your chosen referees as soon as you can to ask if they’re happy to write you a reference. It’s also worth sending them a link to our
advice on how to write a UCAS Teacher Training reference.
Sign up for our UCAS Teacher Training info pack
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