All applications to Initial Teacher Training providers will be managed through the
Department for Education’s (DfE) Get into Teaching website.

The DfE’s ‘Steps to become a teacher’ page can be found here. More information about what training you need to get qualified teacher status (QTS) can be found here.

Click here to search for Teacher Training courses using the DfE teacher training search tool.

Providers recognise the choice of training routes (and understand the differences
between them) can be confusing and stressful when making your three choices. All
interviews can come in quick succession and require considerable preparation. If you
contact providers early they may be able to help with this and this can reduce stress levels
in November and December considerably.

Your Application

Some programmes can become oversubscribed, therefore, applications should be made early wherever possible. However, most providers will continue to consider all applications until all places are filled but offers will be made on a first come first served basis which is why you should try not to delay your application. Most providers will continue interviewing candidate where necessary. For full up-to-date details regarding Initial Teacher Training vacancies and interviews please email the providers you are interested in to join their electronic mailing list and receive up to date information/updates.

If you get offered an interview at more than one provider, we advise that you attend them all as the experience will stand you in good stead.

If you are lucky enough to get more than one offer, wait until after your final offer before deciding which provider you choose. You have 10 days after your final offer to make a decision.

Attend lots of information events and speak to the providers. They may all be offering QTS and PCGE qualification, but the training can vary and it depends on what you are looking for.