Fees & Finance
Secondary Teacher Training
You have a wide range of options to support you whilst you train to be a teacher. Depending on the subject you want to teach, you could receive a generous bursary or scholarship. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train on the School Direct salaried programme. Once qualified, you’ll earn a competitive starting salary and have excellent opportunities for pay rises.
School Direct salaried route: Trainees will be employed as an unqualified teacher and paid a salary by the school in which they train, in line with the unqualifed teacher pay ranges. Trainees will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme but if taking the PGCE option, trainees will be responsible for the £2,000 fees. Salaried trainees will not be eligible for a training bursary or a student loan.
Core fee funded route: Trainees will be responsible for paying their own tuition fees. Trainees who opt for our QTS–only route will be required to pay the fee of £8,000, which can be paid by taking out a student loan or through private finance. Trainees may also be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when making an application for the tuition fee loan. If taking the PGCE option, the total fees will be £9,250 (reduced rate of £7,250 for QTS and £2,000 for the PGCE up-lift) which can be paid with private finance or a student loan.
The table below provides information on standard bursaries for trainees in starting in September 2019; candidates who meet the criteria for bursaries are automatically eligible. Our bursaries are administered by the Student Loan Company so you will need to apply for a zero-loan if you do not require a student loan, in order to receive your payments.
|Subjects||Scholarship||Bursary for trainees with PhD, Masters, Hons 1st, Hons 2:1 or Hons 2:2||Bursaries for trainees with other degree|
|Maths||£22,000 with additional payments of £5,000 in both the 3rd and 5th years of teaching||£20,000 with additional payments of £5,000 in both the 3rd and 5th years of teaching||£0|
|Physics, Chemistry, MFL, Computing and Geography||£28,000||£26,000||£0|
|Music and RE||None||£9,000||£0|
Scholarships of up to £28,000 are available from the appropriate professional body in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, MFL and Computing. These prestigious awards are aimed at high quality graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers. Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. However, trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard bursary.
Maths teachers training on the fee-funded route in 2019/20 and who were awarded a scholarship, will also be elgibile for the additional payments of £5,000 in the third and fifth years of teaching.
If your degree is not Honours standard or equivalent, you will not be eligible for a bursary.
Primary Teacher Training
Trainees on the School Direct salaried route will be employed as an unqualifed teacher and paid a salary by the school in which they train, in line with the unqualifed teacher pay ranges. Trainees will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme but if taking the PGCE option, trainees will be responsible for the £2,000 fees.
There are no bursaries available for primary trainee teachers.
To find out more about bursaries and funding please click here: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview
To find out about teachers' salaries please click here: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/teacher-salaries
To apply for a student loan please click here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance