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Due to the DFE's announcement that the Salary Grant has been withdrawn for Primary School trainees in 2021-22, we recommend that applicants considering this route get in contact with Ashmead ITT before applying. 
School Direct (salaried) -
Leading to QTS     Course Code: 2RXJ
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 point 1 of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale.  As you are employed, you are not eligible for any student funding.
School Direct (salaried) -
Leading to a PGCE with QTS   Course Code: 2RXS
If you choose to embark on the School Direct (salaried) course leading to a PGCE with QTS, you will be required to pay for this additional qualification.
On both salaried routes, the employing school will cover the cost of an Enhanced DBS check. 
School Direct (tuition fee funded) -
Leading to QTS Course Code: 2RXG
Leading to a PGCE with QTS Course Code: 2RXQ
The tuition fees for  courses for September 2021 are £8400 for the QTS route and £9250 for the QTS with PGCE route.
In addition to the fees, you 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. 
For trainees on either tuition-fee funded route, 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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