Finance

Tuition Fees and Funding

The tuition fees for academic year 2017/18 are £9,000.

Student loans to cover tuition fees are available from Student Finance England.  Tuition fee loans are not repayable until earnings exceed an amount to be agreed by the government.  Trainees who wish to self-fund tuition fees are required to pay their fees in full at the beginning of the course.

Maintenance Loan

In addition to the tuition fee loan, trainees can also apply to Student Finance England for a maintenance loan.  This loan is to assist with maintenance costs whilst on the course.  Maintenance loans are not repayable until earnings exceed an agreed amount (as above).

Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant

A maintenance grant or special support grant is available on a means-tested basis for all UK applicants from Student Finance England.  This grant does not have to be repaid.

Primary Training Bursary

For the academic year 2017/18 the Government provides financial incentives for trainees with good degrees wanting to train as primary teachers.  Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher.  Bursary amounts will vary depending on degree classification:

Degree Classification

Bursary available

1st £3,000
2:1 £0
2:2 £0
Masters £0
Phd £3000

student-finance-england_logoTo find out if you are eligible for funding, please visit www.education.gov.uk

Contact Us

Gateshead Primary SCITT 
Lobley Hill Primary School
Rothbury Gardens
Gateshead
NE11 0AT
Tel:  0191 4334081
Fax: 0191 4334082
Email: info@gatesheadscitt.org.uk

Testimonial

The Gateshead Primary SCITT provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to start a rewarding career where I can have a positive impact on the lives of young children.  The nature of the course, the support of the expert staff and the supporting schools give an excellent insight into school life, preparing you for day to day teaching.

Gary 2013