Following the close of Apply 1 on Monday, we’re fast approaching the end of the 2020 cycle and start of the 2021 cycle. Below are the key dates you need to know, and details of how to take part in our next regional forums.

2020 Cycle key dates

20 September: Last date for Apply 2 choices 

This is the last date a student can add an Apply 2 choice to their application. Delayed Confirmation (DCF) decisions, or Records of Prior Acceptance (RPAs), can also no longer be submitted from this date.

3 October: 2020 cycle closes

The 2020 UCAS Teacher Training application cycle officially closes.

2021 cycle key dates

29 September – Register to find out how the 2021 cycle will work  

The 2021 cycle is the beginning of the DfE’s Apply for Teacher Training university pilot, which will see both UCAS and the DfE offer application services.

In advance of the opening of the cycle UCAS and the DfE are hosting a joint webinar to give providers an overview of how dual running will work, in addition to a demonstration of the DfE’s new service.

Register now

6 October: Students can start their search for 2021 courses

The DfE Find Postgraduate Teacher Training launches with 2021 courses – make sure your programmes are set up ahead of this date.

13 October: Students can apply for courses starting in 2021

UCAS Teacher Training ‘Apply’ and DfE ‘Apply for Teacher Training’ systems both open for 2021 applications.

Don’t miss October’s regional forums

To give you an opportunity to engage with us and each other, we’re running two UCAS Teacher Training regional forums in October. You’ll be able to:

  • talk through the opening of the cycle and how you feel it’s gone
  • share best practice
  • feedback and ask questions following the UCAS/DfE Dual running workshop

We’re holding two sessions to make sure you can engage with us, but you only need to attend one session. Click on the below links to register your place:

Kind regards

UCAS Teacher Training



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