Fees and Funding
What are the tuition fees?
The tuition fees for trainees on SCITT/School Direct (unsalaried) are £9,250. There are no tuition fees for the salaried route (QTS only) as your fees and your salary 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 a PGCE course. You will have access to their on-line resources and support services as well as ours. 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 The Student Loan Company (SLC).
Is there any support to pay tuition fees?
Maintenance grants and loans are available to support living costs during the training year for Home students in England based upon your household income (and EU students in some circumstances). To check eligibility and to apply visit www.direct.gov/student-finance
Am I eligible for a tax-free bursary?
For SCITT/School Direct routes, you are eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £26,000 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.
Am I eligible for a tax-free scholarship?
Scholarships are available in mathematics, physics, chemistry 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.
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You will earn a taxable salary of between £16,000 to £21,000 whilst you train depending on the subject. 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.