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PotatoBreadsticks Fri 01-Mar-19 18:03:25

Hi all!

Looking for advice / guidance on what happens next in the process of applying for post grad teacher training?

I have made the application, my references have been sent and I have now been told it will take up to 40 days for the training providers to make a final decision on my application. Scary! Anyway, does anyone have any experience on how long this normally takes? Am I looking at the full 40 days, or is it generally quicker?

Also, how quick am I likely to be contacted by schools if they choose me for interviews?

All tips and advice appreciated! It's completely different to what I've been doing for the last 20 years, so pretty scared and excited!

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PotatoBreadsticks Fri 01-Mar-19 19:26:42


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Coronapop Fri 01-Mar-19 19:28:04

Try the TES forums, there should be more education people there.

PotatoBreadsticks Fri 01-Mar-19 19:30:50

Thanks for the advice! What are the tes forums?

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Curiousmum69 Fri 01-Mar-19 19:32:50

I got 1 reply almost instantly, one took a few weeks and I never heard from the 3rd.

Depends on subject, location, other applications etc

Every provider is different

Curiousmum69 Fri 01-Mar-19 19:34:15

Thanks for the advice! What are the tes forums

Um....go find out.I'm amazed if you did any research into teaching as a career you didn't stumble across them

PotatoBreadsticks Fri 01-Mar-19 19:40:36

Sorry to sound ignorant, I am actually posting on behalf of a friend and I, myself, have never been through (or planning to go through the process)!

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BringOnTheScience Fri 01-Mar-19 22:49:32

TES - Times Educational Supplement
The Forums are to teachers what MN is to patents.

PotatoBreadsticks Fri 01-Mar-19 23:31:19

@bringonthescience thank you. I will pass this on to my friend

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ElizabethMainwaring Sat 02-Mar-19 16:13:51

You, or your friend, will have done this through UCAS. They will keep you, or your friend, informed via email about your, or their, application.

ElizabethMainwaring Sat 02-Mar-19 16:38:55

Also, it is not schools that will contact you (or your friend). It will be universities, as that is who will be training you (or your friend). You apply via UCAS. Universities will or will not ask you to interview. They interview you and if you are lucky they offer you a place. You then decide if you want to take up the place.

Redlocks28 Sun 03-Mar-19 09:28:53

Sorry to sound ignorant, I am actually posting on behalf of a friend and I, myself, have never been through (or planning to go through the process)!

How odd-your post sounds just like it’s you!

Some providers are quick, some slow-it depends! Where have you, sorry-your friend, applied?

PotatoBreadsticks Sun 03-Mar-19 17:06:09

I know how it sounds and in hindsight I could have done this better...

Basically, my friend and I were sharing a bottle of prosecco and she was telling me about an email she received from UCAS (?) saying her references had been received etc. I said she should ask Mumsnet for advice / experience on what happens next.

She doesn't have an account so I gave her my phone. Not long later we finished our prosecco and I came home! Tried to continue the thread but have no idea what I'm talking about so obviously failed...

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