Thursday, 26 May 2016

Teacher Training: Three things to consider before you apply

It’s not too late to apply for teacher training programs for 2016 entry. If you’ve already made an application, and you don’t hold any offers, you may be able to apply elsewhere using Apply 2. If you haven’t applied, you can submit an application up until 15 September, but there are a few things to consider before you apply through either of these routes.

Choosing the right training programme

There are a few different training programmes available. Check out the different routes into teaching and see which one is the right fit for you. Make sure that you meet the entry requirements for the route you wish to apply to. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to search for some training providers!


Search for all programmes that have vacancies in our search tool. Even if the programme you’re interested has vacancies listed, it’s always worth ringing the training provider just to make sure that they can consider your application.


You have to attend an interview before you can be offered a place on a teacher training programme. You’ll be interviewed within 40 days of sending in your application so make sure you’re prepared! We’ve got lots of top tips to help you prepare for interviews, with some advice on what skills the training providers are looking for. Also, check out this great video on how to prepare for a teacher training interview.

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