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Fees and Finance

The Tommy Flowers SCITT offers a wide range of courses, each of which attracts different bursaries, scholarships, grants or salaries. Please explore the tabs on this page or look on the Get Into Teaching website.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for all of our full-time courses are £9250. For details of the fees for our Assessment Only programme, please visit the Assessment Only page. Trainees are eligible for a wide range of financial support:

Training Bursaries

Bursaries are available for some courses – up to £24,000 depending on your subject and degree. See the bursaries tab on this page for more information.

Tuition fee loans

You can either pay for your fees out of private finance, or apply for a student loan from the Student Loans Company.

Maintenance loans

Depending on your personal financial circumstances, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to contribute towards your costs of living. This is means-tested and will be completely individualised to each applicant. This is paid termly, at the start of each term, by the Student Loans Company.

Special circumstances

There are further avenues of funding available, such as Childcare Grants, Parents’ Learning Allowances or Disabled Students’ Allowances. Click here for a full list of the grants and loans available and the eligibility criteria. 


Salaried routes (primary only)

School Direct (salaried) routes are available for primary trainees only. 

Trainees who are offered a place on a salaried course are employed by their placement school and paid on the Unqualified Teachers’ Pay Scale. Tuition-fees for the training course are payable by the employing school.

Applicants for the salaried course will have significant experience (usually three years) working in educational settings such as schools. Applicants must have the support of an employing school in place before applying for this route, otherwise only the tuition-fee route can be considered.


Bursaries and Scholarships (secondary only)

Generous tax-free funding is available in some secondary subjects. You could get a bursary of up to £24,000 or be awarded a prestigious scholarship of up to £26,000.

Mathematics, physics, chemistry and languages teachers can check whether they can apply for the early-career payments pilot. The amount teachers get depends on where they teach in England. Uplift payments are available in the Milton Keynes area.

Visit the Get Into Teaching website for more information.


DBS Checks

Tuition-fee students will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, which allows you to work and train across the whole range of our Partnership and Associate schools. These will be initiated by the Partnership for those students to whom we make conditional offers. Trainees are encouraged to take out the update service which costs £13 a year.

School Direct (salaried) students will have their DBS checks carried out by their employing schools.

Find a course to suit you.

Choose from our Primary, Secondary and Assessment Only Programmes.