Fees and Funding

What are the tuition fees?

The tuition fees for trainees on SCITT/School Direct (unsalaried) are £9,250 for all Full-time courses and £4625 per year for Part-time courses (Part-time are considered on an individual basis). There are no tuition fees for the salaried route (QTS only) as your fees and your salary are paid by the host school. 

Will I have to pay to register with a University?

No, you will be affiliated with a university through your registration with us on the PGCE course. You will have access to their online resources and support services as well as our own. Your PGCE is accredited at the end of the course and if successful you will graduate alongside the University’s postgraduates.

When do I need to pay the tuition fees?

You can choose to pay the fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Loans Company – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Is there any support to pay tuition fees?

Government maintenance grants and loans are available to support with living costs during the training year for UK residents based upon your household income (and EU students in some circumstances). To check eligibility and to apply visit Student finance for undergraduates: New full-time students – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Am I eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship?

For SCITT/School Direct routes, you are eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £27,000 if you accept a place on an unsalaried course with us with a 2:2 undergraduate degree or higher (There are no bursaries available for those with a 3rd class degree).  The amount you receive is dependent upon your subject route.

Scholarships are available in mathematics, physics, chemistry, languages and computing for those with a 2:1 undergraduate degree or higher.  If successful, the scholarship is paid instead of the bursary and is subject to an application and interview process.

For current information on bursaries and scholarships please click this link: Scholarships and bursaries | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)

Salaried Routes

Salaried routes are currently available in mathematics, physics, English and primary. You will be employed as an unqualified teacher by a host school on a one-year contract, with tuition fees paid for you in relation to the training you will be released to attend.