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How to apply for the SCITT and School Direct Programmes

All applications are made through the UCAS Website for both Essex Teacher Training SCITT programmes and School Direct Programmes run in conjunction with our lead school partners.

If you are already working in a school and thinking of applying then you should discuss with your head teacher whether the school might be willing to support your application by acting as a host school.

The UCAS code for Essex Teacher Training is E75.  If you enter this into the UCAS search tool it will bring up a list of all of the courses we offer for both SCITT and School Direct.


Applicants interested in applying for a SCITT place should ideally have a host school that will be able to support them through their training.  However, it is not a necessity as we have an increasing number of partner schools who are willing to host strong applicants.  You will need to apply via the UCAS Website selecting Essex Teacher Training as the provider (UCAS code E75)

Schools Direct

Applicants interested in School Direct places need to apply directly to the schools via the UCAS Website selecting the lead school as the provider. School Direct places may be either unsalaried (the training programme is very similar to the SCITT programme but recruitment is led by the school) or salaried (training provided by the school and Essex TT and typically a greater teaching commitment earlier in the programme). Applicants can search for available places by searching for Essex Teacher Training, lead school name, subject or location.

UCAS codes for our SD partners

  • Academies Enterprise Trust and Tendring TSA Alliance: Eastern (UCAS code 2CG)
  • Eastwood Park Academy Trust (UCAS code 2G1)
  • Gable Hall School (UCAS code 1KM)
  • Harlow Teacher Training Partnership (UCAS code 1ZH)
  • Lee Chapel Primary (UCAS code 16H)
  • Merrylands Teacher Training Partnership (UCAS code 2D6)
  • Parklands Infant School (UCAS code 285)
  • Paradigm Trust (UCAS code 1C8
  • South Essex Teaching Institute (UCAS code 1K9)
  • St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary (UCAS code 1K8)
  • Woodside Academy (UCAS code 26V)

For more details on each lead school visit Our Partners page.

For more information on teacher training take a look at the Department for Education’s ‘Get into Teaching’ website.

For more information on the application process please visit the UCAS Teacher Training page.