On the School Direct salaried route, trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher and paid a salary by the school in which they train, in-line with the unqualified teacher pay scale. Trainees do not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme and they are not eligible for a training bursary.

SCITT Core courses are funded through tuition fees. Trainees may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support, but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when applications for tuition fee loans are made.  Trainees can pay the fee independently of financial support.

The table below provides information on standard bursaries for 2017-18; candidates who meet the criteria are automatically eligible. See the DfE website on bursaries and funding for more information on eligibility:

Subject Bursary for Trainees with Honours degree 1st or PHD Bursary for Trainees with Honours degree 2:1 or Masters Bursary for Trainees with Honours degree 2:2 Bursary for Trainees with Other Degrees
Physics £30,000 £25,000 £25,000 £0
Secondary Mathematics, Computing, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £0
Chemistry £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0
Biology £15,000 £12,000 £10,000 £0
Design Technology £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0
English £9,000 £9,000 £0 £0
History, Music and Religious Studies £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0

Scholarships of up to £30,000 are available from the appropriate professional body in: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computing for trainees. These awards are aimed at high quality graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. However, trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard bursary.

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