Fees and Funding

All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support. 

The tuition fees are £9000

 

Tuition Fee Loan

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on the Directgov website. 

www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk 

You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments by visiting the Directgov website and selecting 'Teacher' from the list of careers.

 

Bursaries and Funding

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status.

Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.

 

Scholarships

Subject

Amount

Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages

£28,000

Secondary mathematics

£22,000

 
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.

 

Bursaries

Eligibility 2018 to 2019

Trainee with 1st/PhD

2:1/Master’s

2:2

Other

Physics, biology, chemistry, classics, computing, geography, languages

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

£0

Secondary mathematics

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

£0

English

£15,000

£15,000

£15,000

£0

Design and technology

£12,000

£9,000

£0

£0

History, music, religious education

£9,000

£4,000

£0

£0

 

Secondary mathematics early-career payments

Secondary mathematics trainees will receive 2 additional early-career payments of £5,000 each (£7,500 if teaching in specified areas of England) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated.

For more information, please read the mathematics early-career payments guidance.

 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Don’t hold back from applying for teacher training due to your subject confidence - you can top up your subject knowledge with an SKE.

SKE courses are available in: maths, physics, languages, chemistry, computing, biology, geography, English and design and technology.

We will work with you to identify your need for an SKE as part of our selection process, usually at interview. If we feel you need to enhance your knowledge, but have potential to be a great teacher, we'll offer you a teacher training place on the condition that you complete an SKE course. 

Length of courses

The length can vary from an eight-week refresher course to 28 weeks. We will decide the course lengths, which will depend on the required specialist knowledge you'll need to teach the subject effectively. 

Tax-free SKE bursary of up to £5,600

You could get a tax-free SKE bursary of £200 per week to support you throughout the course. Depending on the course length, in total you could receive a bursary of £5,600 for a 28-week course or £2,400 for a shorter course of 12 weeks.

Delivery of SKE courses

We recommend that all SKE courses are completed before your teacher training commences. They are available to study full-time or part-time, classroom-based or on-line. We recommend TES Institute at https://www.tes.com/institute/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske for online courses.

If you are looking at SKE in modern foreign languages

You can now complete two fully funded SKE courses to refresh your main teaching language and to study another language. We will decide together the length of each SKE course you may need. 

If SKE is required we would make it a condition of your offer and will discuss with you the best route and also the duration required.
 

Programme band

Programme duration and the hours of study

Maximum Training bursary programme funding
funding *

 

8 weeks (200 hrs)

£1,600

£1,600

12 weeks (300 hrs)

£2,400

£2,400

 

16 weeks (400 hrs)

£3,200

£3,200

20 weeks (500 hrs)

£4,000

£4,000

 

24 weeks (600 hrs)

£4,800

£4,800

28 weeks (700 hrs)

£5,600

£5,600

 

 

 

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