Wednesday, 3 August 2016

It's not too late to apply

There’s still time for you to start a teacher training programme in September. Whether you’d like your training to be led by a school or a university, there’s a training programme that’s right for you.

Not sure what the difference is? We’ve got it covered:

school-led (tuition fee) and school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) – based in the classroom, you’ll spend time in university or college placements. You’ll pay fees, but you might be eligible for funding through tuition fee loans, training bursaries, or scholarships
school-led (salaried) – classroom-based, this is an employment route for high-quality, experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience. You’ll earn a salary while you learn and won’t pay tuition fees
university-led courses – run by colleges and universities throughout the UK, you will be university-based but will complete a minimum of 120 days in school. You’ll pay fees, and may have the chance to study for the credits you’d need to top up your PGCE or PGDE to a full master’s degree

Entry requirements
Know which route takes your fancy? Great! Before you start your application, check you meet the basic requirements for teacher training programmes on the Get Into Teaching website eligibility page.

Choosing a provider
When it comes to choosing a provider, it’s worth bearing in mind its location, so you can plan accordingly. Attending events hosted by local providers can help you get a better understanding of the different factors you need to consider. Find local and online events on the Get into Teaching website.

Once you’ve found that perfect provider, check for vacancies in the UCAS Teacher Training search tool.

When you’re ready to apply, head on over to the UCAS Teacher Training section for loads of advice on how to complete your application.

Additional support
Register now with Get Into Teaching for exclusive assistance in finding current teacher training vacancies this September, or support for teacher training in 2016/17. You can also call them on 0800 389 2500.

So don’t miss out, decide on your options and apply now.

If you would like to make an application, visit the UCAS Teacher Training section of If you have any questions on how to apply, send them to us on Facebook or Twitter and our advisers will be more than happy to help.