Primary SCITT Tuition 

The following Bursaries are currently available for Primary and Secondary teacher training in the academic year 2017-18:

Training bursary 2017/18

ITT subject/phase

Scholarships1

Trainee with 1st/PhD

2.1/Masters

2.2

Physics

£30,000

£30,000

£25,000

£25,000

Maths

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Languages2 & Computing

£27,5003

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Geography

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Chemistry

£27,500

£25,000

£20,000

£20,000

Biology - £15,000 £12,000 £10,000
Design Technology - £12,000 £9,000 £0
English - £9,000 £9,000 £0
History, Music & RE - £9,000 £4,000 £0
Primary   £3,000 £0 £0

 

1Trainees in physics, maths, languages, chemistry, geography and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in modern foreign languages. The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish.

3Languages scholarships are only available if you train to teach French, German or Spanish.

Art, Business Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Drama and PE do not receive any government bursary at the current time. However, there is a local need for teachers to be trained in these subjects.

Bursary payments are processed automatically for eligible candidates by Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT. More information will be given prior to the start of the course.

For more information regarding bursaries and scholarships please visit http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/postgraduate-funding

Course Fees

The Tuition fee for 2017-18 is £9,000

You will find more information about how to pay for the Tuition Fees at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding.

How do you pay for the Tuition Fees?

You will gain the qualification of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education with 60 Masters Credits within those tuition fees.

What do your tuition fees pay for?

  • training costs – core training and subject knowledge training delivered by range of experts.
  • placement costs – payments are paid to the school for having you.
  • assessment costs – assessment visits and assignments.
  • tutor support and visits – your PGCE is gained from University of Suffolk.

How do you repay the loan of the tuition fees?

The repayment for your Student Loan from the SLC for 2016-2017 will be as follows:

Your income per year Monthly repayments
£21,000 and under   £0
£25,000 £30
£30,000  £67
£50,000  £217

More information: https://www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/overview

What are the benefits of paying the tuition fees?

  • You are not employed by your placement school so you have a different role in the school. You are not responsible for the progress and the attainment of classes from the start of the course.
  • You will always have an experienced teaching professional in the class with you providing you with formal and informal feedback about your progress. Your teaching timetable is gradually increased and personalised at a pace which is appropriate for you. 
  • You will be registered as a student at University of Suffolk and that will provide with you all the benefits of being a student- reduced travel costs and council tax; discounts in retail stores etc. More details about benefits of being enrolled as a student at University of Suffolk can be found here https://www.uos.ac.uk/content/infozone.

Will I receive any travel expenses?

Unfortunately, you will need to pay for you own travel expenses. However, we do try to place you at a placement school within 40 minutes drive or equivalent on public transport. We also encourage lift-sharing within our community of students for travelling to and from Core Training.