How to apply

Primary Teacher Training

Before we take you through how to apply you need to think about the different routes into teaching and your options

There is a lot of information about the different routes into teaching- School Direct, SCITT, PGCE which can be somewhat confusing and make it difficult to decide how to apply

Tuition Fee Funded Places Most trainees are eligible for student finance and get a student loan to pay for their fees (see finance section).

For 2023 all primary applications need to be made through the GOV.UK Apply Service

The Get Into Teaching website allows you to search for your choice of teacher training provider.

To apply to us through Apply you can search for us directly as Essex Primary SCITT non-salaried places only, use code 2T3R for Primary 5-11 course / code T370 for Primary 3-7.

Alternatively, you can apply for a School Direct place through two of our lead schools:

Felsted Primary School – non-salaried places only, use code 28XY for Primary 5-11 / code H046 for Primary 3-7.

Lyons Hall Primary and Secondary Partnership– non-salaried places only, use code 24LV for Primary 5-11 / code A364 for Primary 3-7.

Entry requirements

Prior to starting their training all entrants to primary teacher training must have:

  • An honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution; equivalent overseas qualification or a qualification recognised as equivalent to a degree. (This should be 2:2 or above)
  • GCSE or GCE English, maths and science at grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent)

Entrants with qualifications from outside the UK must provide an equivalency statement from ENIC. Further details can be found on the ENIC Website.

If you do not hold a GCSE in English, maths or science at grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent you can apply to take an equivalency test. We accept equivalency tests from:

A* Star Teachers

Equivalency Testing

Maths Made Easy

We also look for candidates to have:

  • An ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.

You can find out more general information about applying for teacher training via the Department for Education website Get Into Teaching.

If you have any questions about applying please contact or 07738 885759

Early Years Initial Teacher Training Programme (EYITT) Graduate Employment Based Route

How to apply? – Contact us for further information and to request an application form at