Financing your studies

Course fees

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 2018/19
  • £8,400 ITT leading to QTS only
  • £9,000 ITT leading to QTS and a PGCE

Student Loans Company grants and loans

You may be able to apply for a tuition fee loan and/or a living cost loan or grant through the Student Loans Company to help with costs associated with the programme.

To find out more about these loans and grants visit:

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)
You may also 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 £6,000.00 for those applicants who are choosing Primary with Maths

and £3,000 for those applicants that choose Primary and have a first class degree or  PHD.