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Funding Options

There are two funding options through which you can apply for our Initial Teacher Education courses: Tuition-Fee (non-salaried) and Salaried route. Details of both can be found below, you can also find details at the Get Into Teaching website. Download details of course codes and funding options for each course.

 

Tuition-Fee (non-salaried) programme

Are you a highly motivated graduate who is passionate about your subject or phase and has the potential to become an inspirational teacher? Apply for our School Direct tuition-fee programme, with bursaries or scholarships of up to £26,000 for high priority subjects.

You will need to pay the course fees of £9,250. This can be paid in full at the start of the course or can be split in to three payments (one per term).

Depending on your circumstances, you could receive the following:

  • Tax-free bursary or scholarship;
  • Tuition-Fee Loan;
  • Maintenance Loan.

Tax-free bursaries or scholarships

This route offers generous tax-free bursaries or scholarships of up to £26,000 for high quality graduates (with a 2:2 or above). The amount of the bursary depends on your academic qualifications and the subject you are training to teach.

Tuition-fee loan and maintenance loan

Once you’ve accepted your Tuition-fee place, you can apply for a tuition-fee loan and/or maintenance loan from Student Finance England.

The full cost of course fees is £9,250 which can be covered by your tuition-fee loan. You can apply for a tuition-fee loan to cover the full cost of your course and this is paid directly to your training provider from Student Finance England. Tuition-fee loans are not means-tested, so regardless of your household income you should be able to claim the full amount for your course fees.

You may be also be eligible for up to £12,010 in the form of a maintenance loan to help cover living costs. All eligible trainees will qualify for at least the minimum loan amount for their living costs, regardless of household income.

If you’re on a full-time teacher training course and live in London this will be £7,747. Outside of London it will be £9,203.

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) you can apply for Disabled Students Allowances' (DSA). If you are eligible DSA can help with the cost of specialist equipment, for example an electronic device if you require one due to your disability. The amount you would be entitled to would depend on your specific needs and not your household income. 

2021/22 financial offer for trainees with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD: 

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Biology £7,000 -
Chemistry  £24,000 £26,000
Computing £24,000 £26,000
Classics £10,000 -
Maths £24,000 £26,000
Modern Foreign Languages £10,000 -
Physics £24,000 £26,000

 

Salaried route

Are you an ambitious, determined professional with a good degree and three or more years’ experience in industry or education, keen to make a difference to the lives of children?

Apply for our highly competitive salaried School Direct positions and earn a salary of up to £25,000 for high priority subjects as you train to teach. You’ll be employed by one of our academies and paid on the unqualified teachers' pay scale (see below).

Unqualified Teachers' Pay Scale 2020-21

  • Annual Salary Inner London Area (Band A) - £22,237
  • Annual Salary Outer London Area (Band B) - £21,004
  • Annual Salary Fringe Area (Band C) - £18,844