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).
For providers based in England:
UCAS Teacher Training is now a shared service with the Department for Education (DfE). If you wish to use UCAS Teacher Training for application management, please contact the DfE at [email protected].
All your course information will be managed via the DfE. Applications to your courses will be managed via UCAS Teacher Training.
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 — for more information, please contact the Department for Education (DfE).
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.
- 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 (2.94 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 (72.17 KB)
Get in touch
Please note that for providers based in England, the onboarding process is managed by the Department for Education (DfE). If you have any questions about the onboarding process with the DfE, please contact [email protected].
For more information about joining UCAS Teacher Training, please email us at [email protected], and we will respond to your query within five working days.