Alternatively, you can pay your tuition fee to us directly – either in full or by spreading the cost in 3 termly instalments.
What do your tuition fees cover?
training costs – core training and subject knowledge training delivered by a 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.
What are the benefits of the tuition fee route?
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.
How do you repay the loan of the tuition fees?
Your loan repayments depend on how much you earn – not on how much you have borrowed.
If you do not already have a student loan, or you took one out on or after 1 September 2012, you are only required to make repayments when you are earning over £26,575. Your repayments will not increase if you take out a loan for teacher training.
If you took out a student loan before 1 September 2012, you are only required to make repayments when you are earning over £19,390. Your repayments will not increase if you take out a loan for teacher training.
The table below shows your monthly repayments if you've no previous student loan or if you have a loan taken out from 2012 or later. If you have a student loan from before 2012, your monthly repayments will be different from the below.
Your income per year
Up to £26,575
Will I receive any travel expenses?
Unfortunately, you will need to pay for your 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.