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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 £9,150. You can choose to pay your tuition fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan. A loan for the full tuition fee amount is available for eligible students in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  A tuition fee loan is available for eligible students in Wales.

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. 

Department for Education (DfE) 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 the initial teacher training year 2024/25 bursaries and scholarships are available as follows:

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Art and Design £10,000 -
Biology £25,000 -
Chemistry £28,000 £30,000
Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) £25,000 -
Computer Science £28,000 £30,000
Design and Technology £25,000 -
English £10,000 -
Geography £25,000 -
Languages (French, German and Spanish) £25,000 £27,000
Mathematics £28,000 £30,000
Music £10,000 -
Physics £28,000 £30,000
RE £10,000 -

Trainees in chemistry, computer science, languages (French, German and Spanish), mathematics 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), languages (see the British Council website), mathematics (see the IMA 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.

Disabled students' allowance

The King Edward's Consortium is an inclusive provider.  We will support you during your training year and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure that we meet your specific needs.  Please make us aware of your needs via your application. You may also be able to access funding such as the disabled students’ allowance. You can find more information here.


Trainees on the School Direct (salaried) programme will be employees of their training school and will be paid at no less than point one of the unqualified teacher pay scale (currently £18,419).  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.  

All trainees are well placed to succeed.

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