Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT teacher in action

How to apply

Making an application to a SCITT programme

All applications to Initial Teacher Training providers will be managed through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Applicants should apply through UCAS.

The Course search tool opens on UCAS in October  and the UCAS website opens to receive applications on 28th October 2017.

Click HERE to download advice on UCAS Course Codes and how to use the UCAS  course search to see  all the SCITT and accredited School Direct Early Primary and Primary programmes.

If interested applicants complete a Potential Applicant form and email this to the SCITT before applying to UCAS, the SCITT will provide you with personalised support and advice.  This will help you prepare an application can simplify and speed up the recruitment and interview process for both the SCITT and the applicant.  The SCITT recognises the choice of training routes (and understanding of differences between them) can be confusing and stressful  when to making three choices on UCAS. All interviews can come in quick succession and require considerable preparation.  If you contact the SCITT early we may be able to help with this  and this can reduce stress levels in November and December considerably.

Skills tests and applications to the SCITT 

Applicants are advised to look at the on-line practice skills tests and book these skills tests as early as possible. Practice papers are available on-line. Booking can be made before making an application. Details of skills tests are available at:



The SCITT does interview applicants and make offers before skills tests are completed and candidates should not normally delay applying whilst they wait for skills tests. The SCITT will ask for skills tests to be successfully completed within a set time period, as a condition of any offer made.

Applications to primary teacher training are oversubscribed and applications should be made early wherever  possible. The SCITT will continue to consider all applications until all places are filled but offers will be made on a first come first served basis.  The SCITT will continue interviewing candidates into 2018.  For full up-to-date details regarding SCITT vacancies and interviews email the SCITT to join its electronic  mailing list and receive the SCITT  newsletter for interested applicants.

If you are uncertain as to whether  you are ready to complete a UCAS application form or should delay this whilst gaining more school experience/ completing skills tests etc.  emailing a Potential Applicant form  to the SCITT early will give you access to personalised, expert advice.