Primary SCITT Tuition

Course Fees

The Tuition fee for 2021-2022 is £9,250

You will find more information about how to pay for the Tuition Fees can be found here.

How do you pay for the Tuition Fees?

  • by applying for a Tuition Fee Loan with Student Finance Company to cover the tuition fees in full.
  • paying the full amount directly to us from your own financial arrangements.
  • spreading the cost by paying over 3 termly instalments directly to us from your own financial arrangements. 

What additional help can you get?

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? 

Your loan repayments depend on how much you earn – not on how much you have borrowed. 

  • If you've no previous student loans and take one out for your teacher training course, you'll only start repaying when your salary exceeds £25,000.
  • If you already have a student loan from 2012 or later and take out a further loan for your teacher training, you'll only start repaying when your salary exceeds £25,000.
  • If you took out a student loan before 2012 and/or have a post-graduate loan, you will only start making repayments when you are earning above the pre 2012 repayment threshold (£18,330) or post-graduate repayment threshold (£21,000) – and your repayments will not increase if you take out a new 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.

Your income per year Monthly repayments
£25,000 and under   £0
£27,000 £15
£30,000  £37.50
£50,000  £112.50


Please note that if you have a student loan from before 2012, your monthly repayments will be different from the above.

More information on repaying your student loan can be found here

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.

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. 



There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  • Tax-free bursary
  • Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  • Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

An overview of the generous bursary for Primary with Maths can be found in the table below. 
You'll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's and a Grade B or above in A-Level Maths to be eligible for a bursary.
Further information on funding options two and three can be found on the funding my training page.
If you're an non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support.


Training Bursary 2021/22

Primary with Maths* - £6,000


Bursaries are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.
Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to be entitled for support as set out by your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI). Both elements will be assessed by your teacher training provider. Candidates with overseas degrees, may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC. 
The DfE can help you with this. Contact the DfE on 0800 389 2500 and they can provide you with guidance on your equivalent qualifications and a free UK NARIC statement of comparability (this usually costs £49.50 plus VAT) once you’ve submitted your application to teacher training.

*Bursaries are available to trainees on primary with maths courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent.