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Trainee teachers from overseas may be able to work or study in the UK on another type of visa. Guidance is available about Family Visas and the UK Ancestry Visa
EU Settlement Scheme
Citizens of the EEA and Switzerland who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If successful, this will allow them to continue living, working, and studying in the UK without applying through the points-based immigration system
International students who successfully complete their degree in the UK can apply for a Graduate Visa. This visa will be available from summer 2021 and applicants will need to have been sponsored by a Home Office licensed Student sponsor.
Those on a Graduate visa will be able to study, work or look for work in the UK for up to 2 years after completing their studies (3 years for PhD students) without a sponsor. This includes training as a teacher via either a salaried or unsalaried ITT course.
Trainee teachers on a Graduate visa will be able to apply to switch to another visa route (such as the Skilled Worker visa) without having to leave the UK if they meet the requirements for the other visa route.
Youth Mobility Scheme Visa
A Youth Mobility Scheme Visa lasts for up to 2 years and is for young people aged 18 to 30 who have certain types of British nationality or are from certain countries. Young people can study or work while on this visa without a sponsor. This includes training as a teacher via either a salaried or unsalaried ITT course.
Trainee teachers on a Youth Mobility Scheme visa may be able to apply to switch to another visa route without leaving the UK. They’ll need to meet the requirements for the other visa route. Applicants should also check if they require an Academic Technology Approval under this visa