School Direct (salaried places) - Apply through Bourton Meadow Academy (Campus Code: 16F)
School Direct (salaried) - Leading to QTS     Course Code: 2LFJ
If you are offered a School Direct (salaried) place leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will be employed by a school and paid on at least point 1 of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale, for the duration of your training.  As you are employed, you are not eligible for any student funding.
School Direct (salaried) - Leading to a PGCE with QTS   Course Code: 27GQ
If you choose to embark on the School Direct (salaried) course leading to a PGCE with QTS, you will be required to pay £1500 for this additional qualification, awarded by the University of Buckingham.
On both salaried routes, the employing school will cover the cost of an Enhanced DBS check. 
School Direct (tuition fee funded) - Apply through Bourton Meadow Academy (Campus Code: 16F)
School Direct (tuition fee funded)
Leading to QTS  Course Code: 2QQ4 - £8,500
Leading to a QTS (with PGCE)   Course Code: 27GP - £9,250
Core Places (tuition fee funded) - Apply through Bourton Meadow Initial Teacher Training Centre (Campus Code: 1WR)
Core place (tuition fee funded)
Leading to a QTS Course Code:2XN9 - £8,500
Leading to QTS (with PGCE) Course Code: 2KS9 - £9,250
In addition to the fees, trainees on all of our tuition fee routes will also be required to cover the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application (Approx. £60), which is a prerequisite for working in schools. 
There is a range of financial support available:
  • Tuition Fee Loans to cover the cost of the course (Student Loans Company)
  • Maintenance Grants
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Childcare Grants
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance

For a full list of the grants and loans available, eligibility criteria and an online finance calculator or to apply for one of these grants/loans online, please visit:

Alternatively, you may choose to pay the tuition fee out of private funds.  Please contact us for details of the payment schedule.

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