Courses usually open for applications in October for entry the following year (usually starting in September, but sometimes January).
Teacher training providers allocate places as people apply through the year, and courses stay open until they are full.
If you’re keen to join a popular course it’s wise to apply as soon as you’re ready rather than putting it off.
When you apply you’ll need to give details about:
- your qualifications, including your GCSEs and A levels (or equivalents) and degree
- your work history or unpaid experience
- why you want to teach
- why you’re suited to teach a particular subject or age group
You’ll be encouraged to declare any potential safeguarding issues such as criminal convictions. Training providers can advise you whether it’ll affect your application.
If you do not find what you were looking for, there are other ways to train.
Before you start, it’s particularly important to think about your referees and personal statement.