UCAS Teacher Training: Apply and Track

Apply through UCAS Teacher Training for postgraduate teacher training programmes in England and Wales, and track the progress of your application. For Teacher Training in Scotland, you will need to track your progress via UCAS Undergraduate.
UCAS Teacher Training applicant introduction
Thinking of applying for postgraduate teacher training opportunities? This detailed video explains the process for applying.

1. Fill in an application

Find the programme that's right for you – if you're looking for programmes in England, you'll need to use the Department for Education's 'Find postgraduate teacher training' service. If you're looking for programmes in Wales and Scotland, you'll need to use UCAS' search tool.

Complete your application – if you’re applying for a postgraduate teacher training programme in England or Wales, run by universities and colleges, or schools, you will need to complete the UCAS Teacher Training application. Please note, the deadline for UCAS Teacher Training applications starting in 2020 has now passed. Applications for 2021 entry will open on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

If you are applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training programme in Scotland, you must apply via the UCAS Undergraduate application.

Find out more about how to complete and track your UCAS Undergraduate application. 

2. Track your progress

Once you've submitted your application, use Track to keep up-to-date with your UCAS Teacher Training application.

When to use Apply 1

Apply 1 is the first stage in the application process. You have to use Apply 1 first.

  • At this point, you can apply for up to three choices at the same time.
  • These choices can be either for just one of the UCAS Teacher Training routes, or a combination.

Find out more about Apply 1

When to use Apply 2

Apply 2 is another opportunity to submit an application if you are unsuccessful in Apply 1. You only use Apply 2 if you didn't get a place in Apply 1.

  • This could be because you weren't offered a place, or you declined any offers you did get.
  • In Apply 2, you can continue to add new choices, one at a time.

Find out more about Apply 2