Teacher training is a significant investment, but there’s often funding available to help you. There are various PGCE funding sources to support you through your training programme depending on the route you’ve chosen and your personal circumstances. Use the links on this page to get more information.

School Direct Training Finance

Course fees are set at £9,250 per year or £3,000 per term for those on an accelerated programme. Part time fees will be charged at £6,750 in year 1 and £4,500 in year 2. How to pay the tuition fee Home and EU/EEA students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of our school direct tuition fees. The loan comes from Student Finance England and once agreed, means that you won’t have to pay the tuition fees up front in order to train with us. You will only start to repay the loan once you are in full time employment and earning over approximately £21,000 per year. You can find out more about student loans by clicking on the following links: Student Finance Guide 2019-2020 Student Finance Repayment Guide The guide also provides information on any maintenance grants that you may be eligible to apply for to support you during your training year. > READ ON

Salaried Graduate Apprenticeship

If you are a salaried apprentice during your training you will be employed by one of our schools and will receive a salary based on the unqualified teachers salary scale. The school will also pay your tuition fees. Anyone can apply for the salaried apprenticeship route as the three year’s work experience has been removed as a requirement, but you should be aware that competition is fierce due to a smaller number of schools offering salaried places. Several of our schools do, however, offer salaried apprenticeship places each year. All are keen to find high quality trainees and invest in your school direct training with the promise of a job in the school at the end of the training if an appropriate position becomes available. > READ ON


For Primary and EYFS trainees

SCHOOL BURSARIES Because of our large number of school partners, we are pleased to report that an increasing number of bursaries are being offered by schools to graduates who train with us. Schools understand that we attract high quality trainees and that we train them rigorously, so the bursaries they offer reflect their confidence in being able to recruit successfully from our newly qualified teacher pool.

For Secondary trainees an overview of the bursaries and scholarships available can be found by clicking below. You’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship.


Student Finance

If you are eligible for Student Finance, you may also be able to apply for maintenance grants to support you during your training year. The following links provides guidelines on the amount of funding and maintenance grants you may be entitled to receive. Students with Children Find out more about Parents’ Learning Allowance and Childcare Grant. Students with a Dependent Adult Find out more about Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students with a Specific Learning Disability If you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance. > READ ON