Tuition Fees

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.