Currently, tuition fees are £9,250.
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 2020 – 2021, the following training bursaries are available for home students:
General Primary 5-11 (with mathematics) trainees with grade B or above at A level and a Honours degree of 2.2 or above – £6,000
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. There are no tuition fees payable on this training route and 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.