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Manage your applications quickly and easily

Try our new service to see how easy it is to use. It’s free for providers and candidates.

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View applications

See newly submitted applications at a glance.

Filter by status, training provider, ratifying body – and soon, reject by default date.

Choose who in your organisation can make decisions and view sensitive info.

A screenshot of the service showing a list of applications and their statuses.

Review applications

See if candidates have worked with children.

Get explanations for gaps in work history.

Add notes and create an audit trail.

A screenshot of the service showing a candidate’s work history.

Respond to applications

Offer a different course, training provider or location.

When you reject, give helpful feedback easily and quickly.

Notify candidates automatically.

A screenshot of the service showing the ability to respond to an application, and an example of the email a candidate would receive.

Who’s using Apply?

What providers say

I like the fact that the layout is very clear and easy to read. I like the personal statement split into ‘why’ and ‘subject knowledge’, it really makes a difference. I was singing the service’s praises after the initial meeting and I have been ever since!

Somerset SCITT

I really like the new DfE system, it’s so much simpler for the candidate. In particular, we like the work history. The way you calculate gaps, so we can explore these at interview, is great – it’s very clever!

Alliance of Leading Learning

We’re delighted to be one of the providers taking part in the pilot for DfE Apply. We’re passionate about improving the application journey for candidates, so we jumped at the chance to test and shape this new service.


The team

Our team is constantly making improvements based on feedback from users. To get involved so you can shape the service, email us at

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