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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 from Student Finance England. 

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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 2020/21 bursaries and scholarships are available as follows:

Trainee degree class

Chemistry*, Computer Science, Mathematics*, MFL*, Physics*

Biology, Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek)



Art, History,
Music, RE




£17,000 -


1st, 2.1, 2.2, PhD or Master's






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.

*Chemistry, languages, mathematics and physics trainees will receive 3 additional early-career payments of £2,000 each (or £3,000 each if teaching in specified areas of England) in their second, third and fourth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their initial teacher training course. These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated.

For more information, please read the early-career payments guidance.

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.


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 £17,208).  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