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Customer Experience Centre availability: 22 September
Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:00 on Friday 22 September for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Monday 25 September.
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Planned maintenance: 22 – 24 September

We're carrying out planned maintenance from Friday 22 September until Sunday 24 September. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 22 September
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 23 September
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 23 September

Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 23 September.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 22 September until 23:59 on Sunday 24 September.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about teacher training, including when to apply, entry requirements, and funding.
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What are the routes into teaching?

There are different types of teaching and ways to qualify, so it's important to choose the right training programme. Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programmes across the UK are broadly similar, however, the routes differ depending on where in the UK you plan to train.

What are the entry requirements?

There are essential academic and non-academic criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible to apply for teacher training programmes. Some training providers may also have specific recruitment criteria. Once you’ve decided on the type of training programme you want to study, you can speak to your chosen training providers to find out more information before applying.

Entry requirements may differ depending on the training programme, and where in the UK you plan to train. Read more about eligibility for teacher training in England, Wales, and Scotland.

What funding is available?

We don’t arrange student finance, but we can give you information and advice about funding and support to help point you in the right direction.

Whether you are a career changer, or taking the next step, training to teach can be a big investment. However, there’s often funding available to help you. What you’re eligible for will depend on what teacher training route you choose, where in the UK you live, and the subject you want to teach.