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Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for 2020-21 will be £8,680 for School Direct Tuition Fee (QTS only) and £9,250 for School Direct PGCE (QTS plus PGCE).   Tuition fees are payable through the Student Loan Company, information on additional grants are detailed below.

Training Bursaries

For the training year 2020-2021, the following government bursaries are available:

  • Those trainees with a B grade (or above) for A-Level Mathematics (Primary General: Maths Specialism) – £6,000

If you’re eligible for a bursary, the payments will be processed automatically by Surrey South Farnham SCITT.  

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the Government’s ‘equivalency table’  to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary.

If you are not eligible for a bursary, you can still access standard student loans and/or grants to help fund your training.


Council Tax Concessions

Full time students can apply for council tax reduction / exemption.  This is dependent on who lives in your household.  You will need to provide you local authority with an official letter.  This can be provided upon request.


 Parents' Learning Allowance

Parents' Learning Allowance helps towards your course costs.  An application for parents' learning allowance can be made at time of submitting your tuition fee loan application


Childcare Grant

If you are eligible for a  childcare grantchildcare grant, the amount you may get will depend on;

  1. your household income
  2. your childcare costs
  3. the number of child dependents

To be eligible for a childcare grant your childcare provider must be registered and approved with  OFSTED.


Universal Credit

You may be eligible to claim  Universal CreditUniversal Credit if you have children under 16 (or under 20 in approved education or training).