We offer both salaried and unsalaried courses in Secondary Teacher Training. Most of our courses include a PGCE with Masters level credits (up to 60 credits), but we also offer a few QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) only courses.
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 all DfE bursaries; many of which are substantial. Where bursary levels are high (e.g. £26,000 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 50% 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, but it is not essential.