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Fees and Funding

Tuition fee routes to QTS

On Tuition Fee routes, the trainee is liable for the university tuition fees payable to Middlesex University, totalling £9,250.

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). These are also referred to as the Non-Salaried route or the PGCE/PGCert routes to QTS.

Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic qualification held by the trainee, and the subject they wish to train in. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria as either a home or EU student.

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.

Please note - for trainees on Tuition Fee routes to QTS, there would be no employment contract between the trainee and the employing school/schools.

Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships

As the information regarding bursaries and scholarships is subject to frequent change by the Department for Education, we advise all prospective candidates to check out the Get Into Teaching website for further information by clicking here.

Salaried routes to QTS

On the School Direct (salaried) training route the full costs of training and the tuition fees (payable to the university) are met by the employing school.

The successful candidate will be paid a full-time salary by the employing host school commensurate with the ‘unqualified teacher pay range’ for that academic year, at a level depending on your qualifications and experience.

The current unqualified teacher pay ranges are available on the Get Into Teaching website which you can access by clicking here.

Trainees on salaried programmes are not eligible for bursaries or scholarships.

Please note - for trainees on Salaried routes to QTS, there would be a fixed term 1 year contract between the trainee and the employing school from September 1st to the end of the academic year.

In our partnership we have had a significant number of trainees finding permanent employment with the school they trained in. It is highly possible that the employing school might make an offer of permanent employment earlier than the end of the academic year, subject to the trainee achieving QTS.