Currently, tuition fees are £7,750, or £9,250 if you do the optional PGCE.
To cover the costs of studying, trainees from the UK or EU can apply for a Tuition Fee loan to cover the fees through the Student Finance England, whose contact details are:
Tel: 0300 100 0607
Trainees may also be eligible for:
- A Maintenance Loan for living costs
- Extra financial help if you have a disability or children or dependent adults.
Please see the link below for more information.
For a range of helpful tools and guidance, you can visit
For more information regarding bursaries, please visit:
Another great resource for anyone thinking about higher education is:
School Direct Salaried places
School Direct (salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching supported by a school in the partnership. You would be paid the salary of an unqualified teacher. Salaried applicants are more likely to have relevant experience of working in a school or transferable skills from another sector which would allow them to start teach a whole class earlier on in the programme.
Any salaried trainee wishing to study for PGCE (in addition to QTS) would be expected to pay the costs involved which are currently £1,500.
Salaried trainees are not eligible for a training bursary and cannot access student finance.