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Tuition fees

Trainees on SCITT programmes will need to pay £100 on acceptance of their place (this covers DBS and Health checks and is non-refundable) and then pay tuition fees of £8,900. You can choose to pay your tuition fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. 

For more information visit: http://www.gov.uk/studentfinance

You are strongly advised to apply for student finance at an early stage.  You do not need a confirmed place on a programme to do this.  Use your first choice of course to submit your application and you can update this later if you need to.

Maintenance loans, bursaries and scholarships

Home and EU students may be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. 

National College for Teaching & Leadership bursaries will be available for some applicants and will vary according to your degree class and the subject in which you are training.  It is a condition of receiving a bursary that you intend to take up a teaching post in England at the end of the programme. 

For 2018/19, bursaries and scholarships are available as follows:

Trainee degree class

Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, MFL, Physics

Biology, Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek)

Mathematics*

English

Design and Technology

History, Music, RE

All other subjects

Scholarship

£28,000

-

£22,000 - -

-

-

1st or PhD

£26,000

£26,000

£20,000

£15,000

£12,000

£9,000

£0

2.1 or Masters

£26,000

£26,000

£20,000

£15,000

£9,000

£4,000

£0

2.2

£26,000

£26,000

£20,000

£15,000

£0

£0

£0

Trainees in chemistry, computer science, geography, maths, MFL and physics with a 2:1 or above can apply for a tax-free teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body.  Chemistry (see the Royal Society of Chemistry website), computer science (see the BCS website), geography (see the Royal Geographical Society website) maths (see the IMA website), MFL (see the British Council website) and physics (see the Institute of Physics website). 

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary.

* Mathematics early-career payments will be offered to teachers who complete a fee-paying ITT programme in 2018/19. Eligible teachers will receive two payments of £5,000 each in their third and fifth years of teaching if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their ITT programme. In a selected list of local authorities, eligible teachers will receive uplifted payments of £7,500 each in their third and fifth years.

Disability students' allowance

We welcome applicants with special needs and/or disabilities. We will make every effort to provide reasonable adjustments at our training centre and in our schools. Please make us aware of your needs via your UCAS application. You may also be able to access funding such as the disabled students’ allowance. You can find more information here.

Salaries

Trainees on the School Direct (salaried) programme will be employees of their training school and will be paid at point one of the unqualified teacher pay scale (currently £16,626).  In some cases, KEC School Direct (salaried) trainees will be supernumerary.  Should the employing school and the KEC consider the applicant to be competent to take on some teaching responsibility from the start of the programme, this will be limited to a maximum of 12 hours per week.  

Most successful applicants to the School Direct (salaried) programme will have worked for three years before beginning the programme.  

High rates of progression to employment, and subsequently to posts of significant responsibility.


Ofsted, November 2012