What is UCAS Teacher Training?
UCAS Teacher Training is the single admissions system for the main postgraduate routes into teaching. The following full-time, part-time, modular, and non-modular types of teacher training programmes are included in the scheme.
- One-year professional graduate and postgraduate teacher training programmes based in higher education providers (HEPs) and school-centred initial teacher training consortia (SCITTs).
- School Direct and School Direct (salaried) teacher training programmes.
- Two-year subject conversion courses.
Applicants who successfully complete these training programmes are eligible for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England and Wales. They may also lead to a Professional or Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Who can join?
The following types of teacher training providers can join UCAS Teacher Training:
- Higher education providers (HEPs)
- School-centred initial teacher training consortia (SCITTs)
- School Direct accredited providers
- School Direct lead schools — please contact the Department for Education (DfE) for details
The benefits of joining UCAS Teacher Training
There are many benefits to joining UCAS Teacher Training:
- The scheme gives equal status to all routes: there is no differentiation between HEP and School Direct providers as customers of UCAS Teacher Training.
- Training providers have the support of a centralised structure which is easy to understand and administer.
- Access to our specialist support team based in our contact centre — (Winner of Best Social Media in Customer Service 2013 at the European Call Centre Awards).
- The UCAS Verification Team who screen applications for fraud and similarity detection.
- Attendance at UCAS Teacher Training events.
- Peer support in a network of training providers.
- A range of training opportunities and support from our Professional Development Team.
- Allows for comprehensive and accurate data collection on applications and applicants (important as School Direct increases in scale).
- Provides sound and up-to-date market intelligence.
- Supports providers in the challenge of managing tightly regulated numbers.
To help support you through your initial set-up and the rest of the cycle, we have developed a range of resources:
- UCAS Teacher Training Admissions Guide 2020 (3.26 MB)
- UCAS Teacher Training guide to decision and offer-making 2020 (1.49 MB)
- UCAS Teacher Training Set-up Guide 2020 for providers in Wales (1.33 MB)
- UCAS Teacher Training calendar (70.22 KB)
Get in touch
For more information about joining UCAS Teacher Training, email us at email@example.com and we will respond to your query within five working days.