Tuition fees and bursaries vary depending on which route you’re following, and your status as a home, EU or overseas student.
School Direct Training Route: Fees are £9,250 for QTS with PGCE. You’ll pay in 3 instalments –
- 25% in term 1
- 25% in term 2
- 50% in term 3
School Direct (Salaried) Training Route: You don’t pay anything for a QTS* only, and it’s £1,950 for QTS with PGCE. This is due in accordance with the above dates.
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 dependents. You may also be eligible for exemption from council tax, and you’ll be able to apply for an NUS card.
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. Bursaries are tax free and delivered in 10 payments throughout the year. Bursary awards are based on the subject that you wish to teach and your original degree classification, not the original degree subject.
|Highest Qualifications||Scholarship||First Class Degree / PHD||2:1 or Masters Degree||2:2|
|Design & Technology||£15,000||£15,000||£15,000|
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.
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 assigned a mentor who will be giving you support and feedback throughout the course. This feedback and the autonomy afforded to you is a strength of the salaried route, providing you on the job training. We can’t guarantee you a job at the end of the course, but our employment rate for trainees is impressively high.