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How to apply for teacher training

Applications for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are made via a system administered by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

If you are ready to make your application, you can do so through UCAS teacher Training. The new teacher training portal through which you can apply for all postgraduate ITT.

Before making your application you should register with the Department for Education (DfE) online, or on freephone 0800 389 2500. You will receive a tailored programme of advice and updates to help you make the best application you can. They also have a range of helpful advice on there website, including:


School Direct offers a unique training route to achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) and aims to attract the highest quality candidates

In order to apply for a place on School Direct, you must have:

  • a UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification
  • A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Maths and Science.

if you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. 

The School Direct Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the Primary curriculum before you start training. in addition, all candidates applying for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before stating teacher training.