Teachers In Hallway

Salary and Bursaries



Assessment Only

Salaries for people wishing to follow the Assessment Only route to QTS are set by the employing school.

School Direct Salaried Programme

Trainees will be paid at the equivalent to point 1 on the unqualified teachers’ pay scale.  For 2018-19 that is a minimum of £17,208 (FTE).  Please be aware that academies and free schools are able to set their own pay scales so the salary may vary between different schools in the same partnership. Please also be aware that the programme is typically 10 months and the accelerated part-time programme is paid at 0.8 as the programme is only 4 days a week.


Dependant on the classification of your degree and the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship as detailed below:

To receive a bursary or scholarship, trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria as either a home or EU student.

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

Subject Scholarship Bursary (Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s)
Chemistry, computing, languages, maths and physics £28,000 £26,000
Biology and classics no scholarship available £26,000
Geography £17000 £15000
Design and technology no scholarship available £15,000
English no scholarship available £12,000
Art and design, business studies, history, music and religious education no scholarship available £9,000
Primary with mathematics no scholarship available £6,000

Graduates with a 2:1 and above can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.  Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot also receive a bursary.

Scholarships are available in the following subjects:

Computing     BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Chemistry      Royal Society of Chemistry

Geography    Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Languages    British Council

Maths             Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

Physics          Institute of Physics scholarships