Secondary SCITT Tuition 

The following Bursaries and Scholarships are currently available for Secondary teacher training in the academic year 2018-19. There is no bursary or scholarship for Primary Tuition :

ITT subject/phase

Training bursary 2018/191


Trainee with 1st/PhD













Languages4 & Computing
















- £26,000 £26,000 £26,000


- £15,000 £15,000 £15,000
Design Technology - £12,000 £9,000 £0
History, Music & RE - £9,000 £4,000 £0


1Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on the Secondary SCITT Tuition route. 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. Both elements will be assessed by Suffolk & Norfolk SCITTT. If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You can also contact your training provider for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.

2You could receive £30k or £32k in total - £20k as a tax-free bursary or £22k scholarship with additional payments of £10k after tax once in teaching. You'll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2018/19. You’ll receive two additional early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course. View the full terms and conditions.

3Trainees 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.

4Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in modern foreign languages. The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish.

5Languages 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


Course Fees

The Tuition fee for 2018-19 is £9,000 for the full time training course

The Tuition fee for 2018-2019 is £5,750 each year for the two year part time training course 

You will find more information about how to pay for the Tuition Fees at

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 2018-2019 will be approximately as follows:

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

More information:

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.