Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about course costs and potential 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. 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
  • Equipment
  • 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.

Important information for non-UK nationals

Please refer to the Get into Teaching guidance for overseas graduates. We are happy to support you so don’t hesitate to contact us for more advice.

Please note: we are not a licensed sponsor of student visas and can therefore not support an application from outside the UK. Please view the government website here for information.

See below to see what funding is available.

2023/24 Tuition Fees


1 Year

We also charge a £92 (including 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.

What funding is available for modern language teachers? You may be eligible for funding according to your degree classification and the language you wish to teach.


You’ll need at least one of the following to be eligible, a bachelor’s degree class 2:2 (honours) or higher/a master’s degree/a PhD

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


The scholarship for languages is offered by Languages Teacher Training Scholarships. They set their own eligibility criteria and you’ll need to apply to them directly.

If you need any further information or advice about funding, please contact us.

Funding available in 2023/24 for Modern Languages



Scholarship (French, German and Spanish only)


Tuition fee and maintenance loans

You may be eligible for further financial support via tuition fee or maintenance loans. Additional support is available, for example if you have children of other caring responsibilities.

You can find out more at the Get into Teaching website.

For further advice please contact Student Finance England.


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