So you’ve made the decision you’d like a career in teaching. All that remains is for you to complete your application. You will need to apply for the appropriate programme through the DFE Apply for Teacher Training website. Type in the Training Provider box, “Leicestershire Secondary SCITT”.

This is the link that you need to APPLY NOW.

The SCITT Core route and Rushey Mead School Direct are identical. However, as they are listed separately on DFE, there are separate codes.

The Ash Field School Direct route is a blended SEND route. This means that you will spend one placement at a school that supports students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You will also have a mainstream school placement. This route does not restrict what you can teach in which schools, however allows you to develop an extensive bank of strategies to support any students that have SEND requirements.

Have you checked our Entry Requirements?

SubjectSCITT CoreRushey Mead School DirectAsh Field (SEND)
Computer Science2JW5
Design & Technology2JWF
Art & Design36JL37NC


You’ll need to supply the names of two referees. Please note, you can’t use family or friends, partners or ex-partners as referees. DFE APPLY will let you know when they’ve received your references, which means your application can then be sent to the training provider. We reserve the right to apply for additional references when we receive your application.

Personal statement

Your personal statement will be used for all your applications. This needs to reflect the qualities we’re looking for, including details of your potential to teach and what you think you will bring to the profession.

Follow this link for more information, advice and guidance on how to write the most effective personal statements.