Fees and Funding

Naturally you will have questions about fees and funding for the National Modern Languages SCITT course. As a trainee you will need to fund the tuition fees  and provide for your living costs. There are various sources of potential funding to help you with this (detailed below). You may also find it useful to put together a budget for what you think you may need. This could cover expenditure items such as books, travel, accommodation, food and entertainment. We are happy to talk to you about fees and funding, so that you can get a clear idea of what you may need.

Scholarships or Bursaries are available for Modern Language trainees. You may be eligible for funding according to your degree classification and the language you wish to teach:

Funding available in 2020/2021 for Modern Languages
(to teach French, German or Spanish only)
Bursary for trainees with 1st/PhD £26,000
Bursary for trainees with 2:1/Master’s £26,000
Bursary for trainees with 2:2 £26,000

At the National Modern Languages SCITT we will assess your eligibility for a Government bursary and put this in writing as soon as possible. We will need to verify your home or EU status, as well as your qualifications, before we can make a recommendation to the UK Government. You can find more information about applying for bursaries in the Department for Education guidelines

Alternatively, scholarships are available and assessed by the British Council. You should apply directly to them for this funding via their online applications: Languages Teacher Training Scholarships. For additional information check out the Government’s Get Into Teaching website’s information about language teacher training scholarships.

The government has recently announced that teachers of languages will receive financial retention bonuses of several thousand pounds, once they have completed four years of teaching in English state schools.

You can read an article in the TES written by one of our National Modern Languages SCITT trainees, about why they wanted to train to teach modern languages and used a scholarship to fund their training.

Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans are available. You will need to check whether you are eligible. Contact Student Finance England about whether you are eligible for these loans to support training to become a modern languages teacher.

Tuition Fees for 2020/21 are £9,250 for the one-year full time course and £6,000 per annum for the two-year part time course. We also charge an £84 (plus VAT ) fee to cover your UK enhanced DBS check, Health Check and NSPCC online ‘Child Protection in Schools’ course. Anyone who has already paid for a previous UK Enhanced DBS disclosure and signed up to the Update Service will pay a reduced cost of £30. We will send you an invoice for the admin charge and further details once you have accepted our offer via UCAS.

Important information for non-UK EU nationals following the referendum result: there has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals, as a result of the referendum. This means EU nationals applying for teacher training in 2020/21 will still be able to access tax-free bursaries or scholarships, and a tuition fee loan. Under current rules, EU nationals can access this support if they have resided in the European Economic Area or Switzerland throughout the three-year period before the start of the course. Find out more about how EU nationals can access funding to train as a modern languages teacher here.

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