UCAS Teacher Training: Apply 2

Apply 2 is another opportunity to submit an application for postgraduate teacher training in England and Wales. You only use Apply 2 if you didn’t get a place in Apply 1.
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How to use Apply 2
Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to using Apply 2.
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How it works

  • In Apply 2, you can make one choice at a time.
  • You’ll be able to make an unlimited number of choices, but only one at a time.

During the 2016 admissions cycle, nearly 2,500 people found a teacher training place through Apply 2.
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Adding more choices

You can use Apply 2 after either you have:

  • been unsuccessful in your existing choice(s)
  • withdrawn from your existing choice(s)
  • declined your offer(s)

Like Apply 1, you can make choices for training programmes in any route. You can even choose a programme you applied for unsuccessfully in Apply 1 – if you think that’s the right way to go.


When to apply

  • If you have submitted a UCAS Teacher Training application for 2017 entry, Apply 2 will close at 18:00 on Monday 2 October. Applications for 2018 entry UCAS Teacher Training programmes will open on Thursday 26 October.

  • Some people will still be in Apply 1 after Apply 2 opens, and there is no problem with entering Apply 2 later than this.

  • Don’t worry though, as with Apply 1, programmes open at different times throughout the application cycle, so you can still search for programmes to apply for.
  • Later in the process, most training programmes will already have opened for their first period – a minimum of two weeks. So if they’re reopening later, it might be for a briefer time, so you should keep checking to see what’s available.

How to use Apply 2

  • Use our search tool to find training programmes with vacancies – maybe think about alternative subjects or different training providers. 
  • Contact the training provider to check they're still recruiting and will consider you. Ask if there are any additional documents you can provide – including an updated personal statement – to strengthen your application.
  • Then add the choice in Track and wait for a decision from the provider – this can take up to 40 working days. We show you how to do this is our  UCAS Teacher Training Apply 2 step-by-step guide.