The North West SCITT Programme costs £9,000 for the academic year 2017-18.

In addition, all trainees are expected to pay their own travel costs to school and centre-based training. We will make every effort to keep these costs as low as possible by aiming to place you in an appropriate school near to your home. Financial Support typically comes from the following sources:

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017.

Tuition Fee Loan: The Tuition Fee Loan is £9,000 and will be paid directly to us. You must pay it back.

Maintenance Loan for living costs: You may have to give details of your household income. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, full-time students can receive a loan up to £7,097 if living at home, or £8,430 if living away from home.

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.

The National College of Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) offer bursaries to support those undertaking their training year. The amount awarded depends on the subject which you intend to train to teach and the classification outcome of your degree. Bursaries are paid in monthly instalments during the course and are not repaid once your training has finished.

Click here to find out how much you might be entitled to.

The only proviso for receiving a bursary is that you are also eligible to receive student finance support (whether or not you choose to use this funding option). For this reason we ask everyone to make an initial application with Student Finance England/Wales/Scotland to demonstrate their eligibility. International Students entering the country on a Tier 4 VISA will not be able to accept bursary support as a condition of their entry into the UK.

For more information and to apply for student finance, visit