We offer both salaried and unsalaried courses in Secondary Teacher Training. All of our courses include a PGCE with Masters level credits (up to 60 credits) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) on completion.
We are now recruiting for training posts starting September 2021. To view our courses, please click here.
Unsalaried courses (also known as Tuition fee route)
The unsalaried courses have full access to DfE bursaries; some of which are substantial. The subject bursaries offered by the DfE change each year, please familiarise yourself with them by visiting the relevant DfE web page. Where bursary levels are high (e.g. £24,000 or above) the unsalaried courses are likely to have similar financial advantages to a salaried course. Unsalaried courses have equal academic and classroom-based foci. ‘Student-facing’ teaching time is limited to 40% of a qualified full-time teacher’s timetable.
Salaried courses do not have access to DfE bursaries. You are instead employed and paid by the school; who also fund your university fees. There is a greater expectation for salaried trainees to engage with whole school business and their teaching load is significantly higher – up to 80% of a qualified full-time teacher’s timetable by the end of the year. Most candidates who apply for salaried routes have significant school experience.