We offer two routes into teaching:
a salaried scheme which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) where your employing school pays the tuition fees and,
a fee paying scheme that leads to QTS where you, the trainee, pays the tuition fee of £9,000.
You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. This is available through Student Finance England. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you’re in full-time employment and earning above a certain amount. Click here for further information.
There’s a wide range of funding available to support you during your teacher training – depending on the subject you want to teach, you could receive a generous bursary or scholarship.
If you’re passionate about your subject and have the potential to be an inspirational teacher you could apply for a scholarship to support your training. Scholarships are awarded to the most gifted trainees in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. Each of the professional scholarship bodies sets its own eligibility criteria:
If you’re not successful in your application for a scholarship, and secured a place on a qualifying teacher training course in England, you’ll still receive the standard bursary