UCAS Teacher Training application process: October 2013 update

For those of you who are considering Teacher training to start in 2014/2015, there are a number of important changes to note.  Firstly, your applications will now be administered by UCAS via a new website portal:


The date to commence applications has also changed from 1st November to 21st November 2014

Candidates will initially be allowed 3 choices via the Apply 1 process. There are different teaching routes to choose from including universities led PGCE programmes in primary, secondary and post-compulsory sectors. There are also primary and secondary teaching programmes led by schools called School Direct, School Direct (salaried) and SCITT (Schools Centred Initial Teacher Training).

Please make sure you carry out in-depth research on all of these different routes before you select any of them. The three choices can include any combination of these routes.  Once you have applied, universities and schools have to make a decision within 40 working days. Make sure you are available for interviews during this period. After receiving all of your offers you are allowed 10 working days to make your final choice.

If you are unsuccessful with your initial 3 choices in Apply 1 there is another opportunity to make further sequential one at a time choices through the Apply 2 process which begins from 2nd January 2014.

Remember there is also another route outside the UCAS system called Teach First. For more information visit www.teachfirst.org.uk

If you want to apply for courses in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales the application processes will be different.

For help with teaching or any other careers related matters we highly recommend you visit and speak to our careers advisors who will be able to give you impartial and professional information advice and guidance. For more information on the services that we provide www.wlv.ac.uk/careers

Posted on October 18, 2013, in Advice, Education, Further study, News, News & Events, Newsletter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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