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Training Bursaries and Scholarships - Academic Year 2021-22

Tax Free Bursary or Scholarships

Generous bursaries and scholarships, dependent on subject, are available to trainee teachers on a fee-based ITT course in England that leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  See funding table below.

How you will be paid

If you are eligible for a bursary you will receive 10 equal monthly instalments from October 22 to July 23.

2022-23 Scholarship

Bursary (Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's)



Scholarships of £26,000 (tbc when new figures available) in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics are also available.  Scholarships come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body.

Each of the professional bodies that offer scholarships sets the award criteria. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body.  For details, go to Get into Teaching website for more details.

Candidates cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.

Further information on bursaries and scholarships is available on the GOV.UK and Get into Teaching website.


Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees will be £8,250 for the School Direct Tuition and SCITT Provider Led (Core) routes.

Fees for the PGCE option will be £9,250.

Trainees on the School Direct Salaried route will receive a salary of approximately £18,339 p.a. pro rata. (unqualified pay scale point 1).

Student Loan Company

Tuition Fees

  • Trainees on the School Direct Tuition and SCITT Core routes will pay a tuition fee of £8,250 for their training and may be eligible for a tuition feee loan from the Student Finance England
  • Trainees on the PGCE route will pay a tuition fee of £9,250 for their training and may be eligible for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England
  • Trainees on the School Direct Salaried route are paid an unqualified teacher salary of approx £18,339 (unqualified pay scale point 1); trainees on this route are not entitled to bursary payments

For more information on student loans please go to www.slc.co.uk

Maintenance Loans

You can apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs. These loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term and are not repayable. The exact amount you can borrow depends on your household income, where you live and what assistance you receive through maintenance grants.

For further information on these loans and additional payments you may be entitled to, please visit the Government website here.

Students will be liable to pay back a percentage of the tuition fee loan paid to our partnership from the first day of term. This will be the case regardless of any withdrawals or failure of the course.