Tuition fees now apply for those on courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). For 2017/18 Durham Secondary SCITT intends to charge £9,000.
The fees need not be paid ‘up front’ but can be paid by taking out a loan from the Student Loan Company (if eligible) and then repaid when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Click here for repayment information.
If eligible for student finance you may receive a Maintenance loan (the Maintenance Grant has now been withdrawn).
The maximum amount of Maintenance Loan you can receive will be affected by your family's income and where you live.
The revised maximum amounts for 2017/18 are:
£6904 (living at home)
£8200 (living away from home)
As an example, a family whose household income is £39,000 will result in a Maintenance Loan of £5275. However, for more details please use the online Student Finance Calculator. Visit:
You must apply for the Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Grant and Maintenance Loan online at:
There is no application process for the training bursary as it is administered by the SCITT.
All information is subject to change. Please check with the relevant agencies for
up-to-date information on fees and bursaries.
The previous information is for applicants who normally live in England. If you do not live in England, you can find out more information relevant to where you live at one of these websites:
Northern Ireland: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk
EU nationals: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance-EU
Normally you must be living in England on the first day of your course and either:
have been living in the UK, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before this date and have 'settled status' in the UK (meaning you can live permanently in the UK without the Home Office placing any restrictions on how long you can stay); or
meet the requirements of one of the other UK residency categories listed in the booklet 'Higher Education Student Finance - How you are assessed and paid?'
To qualify for a Maintenance Loan you need to be aged less than 60 when you start your course. There is no upper age limit on grants and Tuition Fee Loans.
All information is subject to change. Please check with the relevant agencies for -up-to-date information on fees and bursaries.
DSAs are available if you have a disability, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty. For more detailed information, you can get a guide called 'Bridging the Gap: A guide to the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) in higher education'
If you have any children or adult dependents and you want to go into higher education, there is financial help available to you, including a Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance and Adult Dependants' Grant. You can find more information in the booklet 'Childcare Grant and other support for student parents in higher education'
All information is subject to change. Please check with the relevant agencies for up-to-date information on fees and bursaries.
To encourage the best graduates to enter the profession, financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach the subjects in the table below. You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria below, you will begin receiving payments at the beginning of your course.
Eligibility for a training bursary is established by the teacher training provider who will confirm the amount a trainee is entitled to. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.
Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2016/17 by subject:
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Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
Trainee teachers on primary mathematics courses, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.
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