Trainees are deemed to be students of higher education for the period of training and may receive student support (e.g. loans and bursaries) for the duration of their training.
Once accepted onto the School Direct Training Programme, trainees should make an application for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England. The current cost of the programme is £9250.
Financial support from the government
- You may be eligible for a student loan. These are normally for undergraduate courses but you can also apply if you do postgraduate teacher training.
- Find out how much student loan you could be eligible for via the student finance calculator on the government website. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator
Financial support if your a non-UK citizen
- Financial support only applies to fee-paying teacher training in England (this means you pay a fee to study, instead of earning a salary while you train).
- International candidates can expect to pay between about £11,000 and £16,000, plus living costs, to train. Fees vary between training providers. Any financial support, including a potential reduction to the home fee rate (which is set at a maximum of £9,250) is dependent on your immigration status.
- This guidance is an overview of the eligibility rules. Exceptions may apply in certain circumstances.
You may be eligible to get financial support with your teacher training course if you: