The tuition fees below are for Home/EU trainees who meet the full entry/eligibility criteria set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), TES Institute and our Partnership Schools. Trainees may choose to use their NCTL bursary to cover some or all of their tuition fees if available. Payment options may also be available on request but an additional administration fee may apply.
ITT tuition fees for academic year 2017/18
- £8,500 ITT leading to QTS only
- £9,000 ITT leading to QTS and a PGCE
Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)
You may be able to access a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) to help fund your School Direct programme. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan for learners to help pay for work-related learning. As it is a bank loan, you must repay the loan even if you do not finish your course.
Loans are available for up to 24 months and can cover programme fees, living expenses and other associated costs depending on your circumstances. Repayments start a month after you complete or leave your School Direct programme. The government pays the interest during the programme and for one month after you leave.
There are small bursaries of £3,000.00 for those applicants who have a first class degree or PHD.