Secondary Teacher Training (11-16)
The majority of our trainees are on the SCITT Core (self-funded) route. This programme is self funded by the trainee.
What is the cost of the course?
- For secondary fee funded trainees, the course fees are £8,000 in total for 'QTS only'.
- If you decide to do the PGCE uplift, it is an extra £1,250 making the total course cost £9,250.
,How can I pay the course tuition fees?
- Self finance: you can fund the SCITT tuition fees through private finance.
- Tuition fee loan: you can apply to Student Finance England (SFE) for a loan to cover your SCITT course fees. You will need to meet the eligibility requirements for the loan, which are explained on the website https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies
- Tax free bursaries or scholarships: 'High demand' secondary subjects attract a bursary or scholarship which trainees can apply for. 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 as either a home or EU student. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK will need to check their eligibility for a bursary. Get into Teaching will also provide guidance on equivalent qualifications.
- Trainees can apply for a Student Tuition Fee Loan as well as a bursary. Note: If your degree is not Honours standard or equivalent, you will not be eligible for a bursary. The DFE will be announcing the bursary amounts for 2023/24 shortly so they are still to be confirmed.
- Maintenance loans: You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help with your living expenses. These are separate to tuition fee loans and are paid in 3 equal instalments, usually at the beginning of each term. Further information can be found here. Applications are made directly via SFE; maintenance loans are paid directly to you.
- You may also be eligible for additional support via Student Finance.
School Direct salaried route:
There are limited opportunities for a salary placement. If you are offered a place on our School Direct route trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher and paid a salary by the school in which they train, in-line with the unqualified teacher pay scale. Trainees do not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme and they are not eligible for a training bursary. Salaried trainees are responsible for meeting the costs of the PGCE uplift, if taken, and cannot apply for a tuition fee loan to support this.