Friday, 6 February 2015

Applied for teacher training programmes? You may be able to use Apply 2...


So, to start with what is Apply 2? Well, it’s an opportunity for you to add a new training programme if you’ve been unsuccessful or declined your original choices. It starts on 2 January and runs until 9 October. You can add one additional programme from any that have vacancies.

Where can I find vacancies?
You can check what courses are available in our search tool - the vacancy status will indicate whether there are places. It’s also a good idea to double check with the training providers, just to make sure they’ll consider your application through Apply 2. To do this, just give them a quick call – you’ll find their contact details also in the search tool.

How do I add a choice through Apply 2?
If you’re eligible, you’ll have the ‘Add Apply 2 Choice’ option under your original choices in Track. We’ve got more advice on how to add a choice here.

When will I hear back from the provider?
The providers have 40 working days to make a decision. If you have a change of heart and want to apply elsewhere, you can add a new programme in place of your current one. But be aware, this will cancel your original choice which means they’ll no longer be able to offer you a place.

As soon as you’ve changed your Apply 2 choice, the 40 day reply period will start again, so make sure it’s something you want to wait for. It’s always worth speaking to the training provider first to find out when they’re likely to make a decision and to make sure you’re not losing any valuable time by choosing a different provider!

When do I reply to an offer?
If you receive an offer, you’ll have 10 working days to accept it. The place will be declined automatically if you don’t reply so make sure you keep an eye on Track! If this happens, you’d need to speak to the provider straight away to ask if they can still offer you the place. 

If they can, they’ll ask you to add them as your Apply 2 choice again, then they can make another offer for you to accept.


If you have any questions about Apply 2 then have a look on our website or get in touch with our advisers on Facebook or Twitter.



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