How to apply
As an undergraduate, apply through the main undergraduate route.
As a graduate, apply through UCAS Teacher Training for programmes in England and Wales. If you're looking for a programme in Scotland, apply through the undergraduate route.
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1. Do your research
There are some qualifications and experience you’ll need to have to get a place on a training programme, and some further tests, questions and schemes to join.
- Look into the different postgraduate routes into teaching.
- Check what entry requirements you’ll have to meet to apply.
- In England and Wales, you’ll need to have passed the professional skills tests. You can only sit a skills test once you have made an application – those who book to attend prior to making an application will be rejected by the test centre.
- Contact your chosen training provider before you apply to make sure they are actively recruiting to their training programmes.
- Register with Get into Teaching or call the Get Into Teaching line on 0800 389 2500 to get tailored advice and support about teaching.
2. Then apply
Read about what you’ll need to include in your application.To make sure you’re ready to apply, check out our information and advice.
- Find out how to write your personal statement.
- Think about your references – you can’t submit your application without them being complete.
Use these links if you’re looking for extra details about teacher training.
Teacher training in different countries
- Department of Education for England
- Northern Ireland Department of Education
- Teach in Scotland
- Teacher Training & Education in Wales
Click here to see the funding options that might be available.
If you’re providing a reference for an applicant, here’s a guide you can use.
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