How to apply to the NMAP SCITT

When to apply

Applications can be made from October each year.  We will accept applications until the end of June or earlier if the course is full, so don’t leave it too late!

Applicants who meet our requirements will be invited for interview at their chosen Hub or potential placement school.

How to apply

  1. All applications to the NMAP SCITT must be made on the DfE ‘Apply’ website and not through schools directly.
  2. You can search for The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT, or just use our Provider Code, which is 2H8.
  3. To find our courses, please use these Course Codes:
    • For Mathematics, our course code is 38BB for Full Time and Part Time courses
    • For Physics, our course code is 38BC for Full Time and Part Time courses
  4. Then select the appropriate Hub Location Code for the Hub you wish to apply to. 

Guidance on referees

Applicants must provide contact details for two referees as part of the application process. Under Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines, we do not accept references from personal e-mail addresses. One of your referees must be from your current or most recent employer, as your line manager.  If you are unsure about who to ask please contact us before submitting your application. 

For all enquiries about applications, please e-mail us at

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, and everyone involved in the NMAP SCITT, share this commitment and are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.

Appointment to train with the NMAP SCITT will be subject to the following pre-employment checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration (for qualified teaching staff), Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration (where applicable). A start date for successful applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bind overs even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process. A copy of the Code of Practice is available at