What are my funding options?

There are two funding routes open for our Initial Teacher Education course:

ITT Salaried

The salaried route enables you to ‘earn while you learn’. You will be employed directly by one of our schools. Trainees will be paid a minimum of Point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale and tuition fees will be paid by the employing school. This route is suitable for graduates who have been working for three years or more in any career and who have sufficient school and classroom experience to teach from the outset

Fee Funded

Fee-funded programme: Apply for a fee-funded programme, which can offer bursaries of up to £28,000* for high-priority subjects, a tax-free sum of money paid in ten monthly instalments throughout the year, starting in October.

Scholarships of £29,000 are available in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics and £27,000 in French, German and Spanish . These prestigious awards are aimed at high quality graduates with a first degree 2:1 or above, Masters or PhD above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers. Details can be found here.

For more information on your funding options for all subjects, and an overview of what is available to you, please visit:

See the Get Into Teaching website for full details of funding available.

* Bursary and Scholarship rates vary annually.


Fee Funded:

£9250 incl VAT leading to QTS and a PGCE

£8625 incl VAT leading to QTS only

PGTA £9000 but if you meet the full eligibility criteria there will be no cost to you.

Salaried Route – as for Fee Funded but employing school pays the fee.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you wish to apply for a tuition fee loan, please contact the Student Loan Company for information or apply through the student loans website:


Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.

Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, in 2024-25 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.

The bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of factors such as proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career.

See the Get Into Teaching website for full details of funding available to trainee teachers and financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses by subject.

Student Loan for Maintenance

Home students in England may be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England.

Maintenance Grant

Home students in England may also be eligible for a non-refundable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you may apply through Student Finance England.

Equivalent Degrees

Visit the National Academic Recognition Centre website to find out if your qualifications are of an equivalent level to those of the UK.