This applies to all training routes accredited by GITEP SCITT, including School Direct.
Some of our School Direct partner schools are also offering a QTS Only route, which does not lead to a PGCE, and the cost of this route is £8,000.
Most trainees do not need to pay tuition fees up front and all eligible trainees are able to apply for a tuition fee loan.
Training Bursaries and Scholarships
There are substantial training bursaries and scholarships available for most subjects. Chemistry, languages, maths or physics are also eligible for early career payments. Information on bursaries and scholarships can be found on the Get Into Teaching website
|Bursary Eligibility 2020/21|
|Scholarships||1st, 2:1, 2:2||PhD||Masters|
|Design & Technology||£15,000||£15,000||£15,000|
|Art & Design||£9,000||£9,000||£9,000|
You don’t need to apply for a bursary. If you are enrolled on a fee-paying course and meet the eligibility criteria we will sort this out. You will receive more information on the arrangements prior to the start of your course.
Tuition Fee Loan
As a Home or EU trainee you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees charged. You will need to apply for this loan online through Student Finance England. Even if you do not intend to take out a loan you will still need to apply to show eligibility for a bursary.
GITEP Trainee Teacher Fund
The directors of Gloucestershire Association of Secondary Headteachers Ltd have established a fund to help trainee teachers who are experiencing financial difficulties. Any awards made do not have to be repaid. The fund is limited and discretionary and we cannot guarantee that an award will be made. Applications can be made at any point in the programme.
Visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.
As a full time trainee you are able to apply directly to your local council for a council tax reduction/exemption. We will supply confirmation that you are eligible.