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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, non-salaried courses) are £9250. For the costs of our part-time courses please see our primary part-time page. Trainees are eligible for a wide range of financial support:

Training Bursaries

Bursaries are available for some courses – up to £26,000 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. For trainees on this route, your training fees are paid for by the Department for Education (DfE)

Primary applicants who have experience in employment (usually, but not exclusively in schools, e.g. as an Unqualified Teacher or Teaching Assistant) may apply for a place on a salaried course. In the majority of occasions, places are offered to applicants who already have a school that has ‘talent spotted’ them or is already employing them and has agreed to pay them a salary for the duration of the course.

If you are offered a place on a salaried course, you will be employed by a school and paid on the Unqualified Teachers’ Pay Scale. Your employing school will cover the cost of your enhanced DBS. You will not have to pay any fees, but will not be eligible to receive any student funding. 


Bursaries and Scholarships (secondary only)

Generous tax-free funding is available in a range of subjects. You could get a bursary of up to £26,000 or be awarded a prestigious scholarship. If you teach maths, you could receive £30,000 – a bursary of £20,000 and further £10,000 once you are teaching.

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.