Tuition and Bursaries

Financial support when you need it most

Tuition fees and bursaries vary depending on which route you’re following, and your status as a home, EU or overseas student.


Fees

School Direct Training Route: Fees are £8,750 for QTS* only and £9,000 for QTS* with PGCE. You’ll pay in two instalments – 75% by 1 September and the remainder by 31 October.

School Direct (Salaried) Training Route: You don’t pay anything for a QTS* only, and it’s £3,750 for QTS* with PGCE. This is due by 1 September. As it’s a salaried route, you won’t be able to apply for financial support so will need to self-fund.

 

QTS* (*The title of this award is subject to change due to an ongoing government consultation. For the latest information, please visit https://consult.education.gov.uk/teaching-profession-unit/strengthening-qts-and-improving-career-progression/ )

 


Financial Support

You may be eligible for certain assistance, including: Tuition fee loan to cover your fees in full. Maintenance loan for living costs and/or a Maintenance grant if your household income is below £42,620. Extra financial support if you have a disability or dependants. You may also be eligible for exemption from council tax, and you’ll be able to apply for an NUS card.

For more information visit Student Finance England.


Bursaries

Depending on your chosen subject, you may be able to receive a Government bursary. This is paid monthly, is not taxable and doesn’t need to be repaid. We’ll give you all the information you need before you start your course, but below is a breakdown of what you could be eligible for.

Eligibility 2018/19

Bursaries
Name Scholarship 2 Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1 / Masters 2:2
Physics £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Biology £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Chemistry £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Computing £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Geography £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Modern Foreign Languages £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Mathematics £22,000 £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
English £15,000 £15,000 £15,000
Design and Technology £12,000 £9,000 £0
History £9,000 £4,000 £0
Music £9,000 £4,000 £0
RE £9,000 £4,000 £0
Primary Mathematics £6,000 £6,000 £6,000

Scholarships

Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a bursary.

Primary Mathematics

Primary mathematics trainees, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.

 

School Direct Salaried

If you’re on this programme you’ll be employed on a one-year contract as an unqualified teacher on a minimum of point one of the unqualified teacher pay scale. This is paid monthly from September to August. You’ll be classed as supernumerary which means you always have another teacher alongside you giving you support and feedback. We can’t guarantee you a job at the end of the course, but our employment rate for trainees is impressively high.

Scholarships


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