Using Apply 2? Five things to consider before you add a new teacher training programme

Tuesday 13 November 2018, Teacher Training


Using Apply 2? Five things to consider before you add a new teacher training programme


In Apply 2, you can continue to add new choices, one at a time. You can even choose a programme you applied for unsuccessfully in Apply 1 – if you think that’s the right way to go. Or, you could try exploring an alternative route, training programme, or provider to increase your chances of starting your training in September. Last year, people who were more flexible about their choice of route or training programme were more likely to secure a place.

  1. Don’t rush into adding the first training programme that looks appealing – research what it offers and whether it meets your expectations.
  2. If you have a change of heart once you’ve added a new choice in Track, you can still apply elsewhere (but this will cancel your original choice).
  3. As soon as you change your Apply 2 choice, the 40-day reply period will start again, so make sure it’s something you want to wait for.
  4. It’s worth speaking to the training provider first to find out when they’re likely to make a decision so you don’t lose valuable time by choosing a different provider.
  5. You’ll need to attend an interview before you’re offered a place. Keep this in mind as you could be invited to interview at short notice.

Lots of applicants are successful in Apply 2, so don’t give up. Good luck!

Apply 2 checklist:

  • Choose a training programme with vacancies
  • Call the training provider to check they’re still recruiting.
  • Add the new choice in Track.

Need some help?

If you’re considering alternative routes, you could get advice and guidance on your application from experienced teaching professionals. If you’ve applied for a teacher training programme in England, just call the Get Into Teaching line on 0800 389 2500 or register on the website