Tuition fee

Tuition Fee

The School Direct (tuition fee) programme allows trainees to learn on the job as they work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation.

This non-salaried route, so schools do not need to pay trainees.

The Tuition Fee route is paid for by the trainee and is run by a school, or group of schools, that work closely with e-Qualitas to certify successful trainees.

FEES & FUNDING£7,200 (Trainee Pays)
  • School Direct programmes are popular with students who are hoping to gain a position in their placement school following their training.
  • Although trainees are based in your school, they are not your employees, and in many ways, their training will be similar to training programmes in universities and colleges.
  • Trainees will pay fees but they might be eligible for funding through student loans, bursaries, or scholarships. Find out more.
  • If the trainee’s degree subject doesn’t link closely to your chosen teaching subject, they may still be able to apply for a School Direct (salaried) programme by undertaking a subject knowledge enhancement course. Trainees may be asked to take an SKE course as a condition of an offer before they start their initial teacher training programme. SKE is available for all training routes.
  • Schools will have a choice as to whether they keep the trainee on after they gain their QTS.