Unverified web-link users

For security reasons, we require all web-link users to have verified their accounts. For this reason, unverified users will not be able to access weblink until their accounts have been verified. Users who need to verify their account will have received a code from us earlier today with instructions on what they need to do.

We will send more information about web-link security over the coming weeks.


Important reminder: Summer reject by default (RBD) change

From 1 July, we’ll be reducing the time you have to make decisions on applications, from 40 to 20 working days.

This will run from 00:01 on Monday 1 July until 18:00 on Friday 20 September 2019. You will still have 40 working days to consider applications received up to, and including, Sunday 30 June 2019. Applicants continue to receive ten working days to accept an offer.

Please refer to our FAQs to answer any questions you may have. If you have any further queries, please contact our HEP Team on 0344 984 1111, or at hep_team@ucas.ac.uk.


Systems and services

Planned maintenance: 21 – 23 June

Due to planned maintenance, the services below will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 21 June until 23:59 on Sunday 23 June:

  • web-link for application processing
  • web-link for institution updates
  • xml-link
  • odbc-link
  • Application and Decision Tracker
  • MOVEit

During this time, you will be unable to send or receive updates.

Apply and Track will also be unavailable for applicants during this maintenance.


Department for Education

Early Career Framework – provider procurement update

The Department for Education recently provided indicative timelines for the procurement process for the tender to implement the Early Career Framework.

The current intention is that it will be launched in the summer on a new system (JAGGAER), which will replace BRAVO.

For further information, please visit Contracts Finder.


ITT course rollover – Find Postgraduate Teacher Training

This year, for the first time, rollover of teacher training programmes will take place within the DfE’s Publish service.

From June, courses for the 2020 entry cycle will be rolled over (you will be contacted closer to the time with the exact date). All course information held in Publish will be automatically duplicated. You do not need to take any action at this stage.

If you have any queries, please email the Department for Education at becomingateacher@digital.education.gov.uk.


Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

The monthly Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (TRB) is the main ITT provider-facing communications channel from the Department for Education, and is circulated to all accredited ITT providers, including higher education providers, SCITTs, and School Direct lead schools. The normal circulation date is the first Thursday of each month.

The bulletin contains essential information to support your recruitment and retention of teachers. Typical content will include, but is not limited to, recruitment and marketing tools and events, teacher recruitment and retention strategy roadshow events, workload advice for providers, ITT criteria reminders, and advice on EU exit for employers.

You can view the last three copies on GOV.UK.

To subscribe to the bulletin, please email teacher.recruitmentbulletin@education.gov.uk.

For more information on UCAS Teacher Training, visit ucas.com.


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