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Teacher Training London - Financial Support

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

  • School Direct PGCE programmes (PGCE with QTS full time)- 2MMD: £9250
  • School Direct Tuition fee programmes (QTS full time)- Y049: £8000

All trainees are able to apply for a student loan for the tuition fee. They may not need a confirmed place on a teacher training programme in order to apply for a Student Loan. You can apply with your preferred choice and you can change details later if required, which will ensure that your student finance is ready for the start of your course.

Those paying privately will need to pay in full by December. LDE SCITT retains a quarter of the fee if trainees leave before December.

Maintenance Loans

You can also apply for a maintenance loan to help with your living costs whilst you are on the programme and the amount of Maintenance Loan you can get depends on where you live and study. The maintenance loan will be partly based on an assessment of household income (i.e. your own income and that of anyone you live with e.g. your partner or parents).

You will only start repaying your student loan in April, after completion of the programme and when your income is over £524 a week or £2,274 a month (before tax and other deductions). Please note that the threshold changes yearly in April.

Additional Support

There is additional help that you may be able to get, such as Income SupportDisabled Students’ Allowances and Adult Dependants’ Grant.

Please refer to for more information.

You can use the student finance calculator on to estimate the amount of student loan and other funding available to you.

Full-time student

Maintenance Loan for the 2021 to 2022 academic year

Living at home

Up to £7,987

Living away from home, studying in London

Up to £12,382