Date published: 18trh October 2019

Published by: UCAS


Action Required – Share your UCAS Teacher Training experience

We’re delighted to launch UCAS Teacher Training survey for providers.

Please share your thoughts with us – it should take you no more than ten minutes, and will allow us to continue to make improvements to the service we provide. The survey will include:

  • your overall experience in the 2018/19 entry cycle
  • changes we could make to improve your experience of the scheme

Complete the survey here.

2020 application cycle

The 2020 UCAS Teacher Training application cycle is now open – with Apply 1 already receiving applications.

  • Apply 2 will open on Tuesday 29 October. This is another opportunity for applicants who have been unsuccessful with, or declined, all of their Apply 1 choices.

Download the UCAS Teacher Training calendar for an overview of key dates and actions in the 2020 cycle.



UCAS Annual Teacher Training Update – register now to take part

This year the event will be hosted digitally – video content will be available online from 25 November, and you can take part online by asking questions on Slido.

Register now to:

  • hear more about changes to UCAS Teacher Training, and what this means for you
  • review the 2018/19 cycle, and related data insights

All delegates must register in advance to receive content and take part on Slido.


Department for Education

What you need to know about the Department for Education’s (DfE) new Apply service

The DfE have recently developed questions and answers on the new Apply Service.

The document covers an overview of their work on the new service, timelines for rolling it out, and contact details for providers who would like to engage with them or who have questions.
Reminder – skills tests

In July, the Department for Education announced plans to replace the teacher skills tests with provider-led assurance of fundamental English and mathematics skills.

In line with this change, UCAS has removed the questions related to the skills test from UTT Apply for the 2019/20 recruitment cycle. Please be aware that while the question will not be made available for applicants, providers will receive a pre-set response set to ‘no’ to minimise technical impact and disruption for providers.

Providers offering courses which start before 1 April 2020 should continue to require candidates to have passed the teacher skills tests as part of the entry requirements.

To support this change, we have updated our information and advice regarding the skills test on ucas.com and the admissions guide for the 2019/20 cycle.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact skills.test@education.gov.uk.

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