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.

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 (in the region of £17,500, depedning on your placement school). Trainees will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme and will not be eligible for a training bursary, but if taking the PGCE option, trainees will be responsible for the £2,000 fees.

Trainees on the core route will be responsible for paying the tuition fees of £7,000. which can be paid by taking out a student loan or through prvate 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, trainees will be responsible for the £2,000 fees which can also be paid with a student loan.

The table below provides information on standard bursaries for trainees in starting in September 2018; 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 Bursary for trainees with PhD, or 1st Bursary for trainees with Masters or 2:1 Bursary for trainees with 2:2 Bursaries for trainees with other degree
Maths £20,000 with additional payments of £5,000 in both your 3rd and 5th years of teaching £20,000 with additional payments of £5,000 in both your 3rd and 5th years of teaching £20,000 with additional payments of £5,000 in both your 3rd and 5th years of teaching £0
Physics, Chemistry, MFL, Computing, Geography, Biology £26,000 £26,000 £26,000 £0
English £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
History, Music, RE £9,000 £4,000 £0 £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 trained on the fee-funded route in 2018/19 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.

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