The latest UCAS Teacher Training bulletin was published on 10th January 2019:

Important updates

New website layout

We have made some updates to the design and layout of the UCAS Teacher Training web pages, to improve your experience of the website.

As always, we would welcome your feedback on these updates, along with any other suggestions for improvements. Please feed back your thoughts through your relationship manager.

New Student Advisory Group

We’re currently forming a Student Advisory Group, to act as the student equivalent to the Undergraduate Advisory Group, with representation from all UCAS’ audiences – undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training, conservatoires, and pre-higher education.

This is a great opportunity for one of your students to represent their fellow students.

The group will meet a minimum of twice a year – we will cover expenses, and offer a shopping voucher, up to the value of £50, as a thank you for attending each meeting. Students will be required to read through documents sent out before each meeting, as well as actively contributing and sharing their views.

This is the formal forum for UCAS to get students’ input on the design of new products, shape business rules, and influence policies that will affect future cohorts.

We’d be grateful if you could please distribute this message to your student ambassadors, and ask them to fill in our application form if they’re interested in participating.

Planned maintenance: 17 – 20 January

We’re carrying out planned maintenance from Thursday 17 January until Sunday 20 January.

This means at times, while the link products (odbc-link, web-link for application processing, and xml-link) will remain available, you may become disconnected.

Please do not submit any transactions during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Thursday 17 January
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 18 January
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 19 January

UCAS Teacher Training Apply may also become disconnected during this time.

We’re advising applicants and advisers to avoid making changes to applications at the times listed above.

The following will be unavailable from 06:00 on Saturday 19 January until 18:00 on Sunday 20 January:

  • web-link (institution data)
  • Application and Decision Tracker
  • MOVEit
  • UCAS Teacher Training Track

Department for Education

Addressing workload in Initial Teacher Education (ITE): new advice published

Following publication by the Department for Education (DfE) of the workload reduction toolkit, new advice aimed specifically at ITE providers was published on 5 November 2018.

The DfE would be pleased to receive your feedback on this at workload.solutions@education.gov.uk.

Opening of the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoTP)

The register of apprenticeship training providers is now open for applications. All organisations accessing Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding for apprenticeships must be registered. The ESFA will invite existing registered providers to reapply in phases, over the next year.

ITT providers accredited by the Department for Education will be exempt from application questions on the leadership and management of their delivery.

For further information, please go to the register of apprenticeship training providers on GOV.UK.

Systems and services

UCAS Media

Following our recent UCAS Teacher Training survey, many of you asked for more information on UCAS Media, as you weren’t aware of who they are, or what they could offer.

UCAS Media provides intelligent solutions for education providers, who want to further engage with the verified student market. Using their unrivalled insight and access to a highly engaged student audience, they help clients meet the challenges in recruiting quality candidates.

UCAS Media Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of UCAS, and gift aids its surplus to UCAS, the charity. This helps reduce the cost of admissions services for students and higher education providers.

You can find out more about UCAS Media at www.ucasmedia.com, and can contact them on 01242 544 881, or at ucasmedia@ucas.ac.uk.

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