North Lincolnshire Council

Initial Teacher Training funding

Tuition fees for 2019/20 training with the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership will be £9,250. This includes those recruited through Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue for Primary School Direct and is inclusive of a PGCE awarded through our HEi Partner, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.

Assessment of students living in England is carried out by Student Finance England and administered through the Student Loans Company.

Student Finance England will determine whether or not you are eligible for means testing under this system. They will work out the amount of Government support you should receive.  his will depend on your own and (in most cases) your legal guardian’s or spouse’s/partner’s income.

Eligible students who have a personal liability for fees will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover these costs.  This means that you won’t have to find the money before you start the course or whilst you are studying. The fees will be paid directly to your university or provider on your behalf by the Loans Company. In this case to the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership.

There is no upper age limit imposed for tuition fee loans. This loan will be repaid once you have left and completed the training programme and you are earning over £21,000.

Some students elect to pay their own fees. In relation to the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership, these are due in two instalments at the beginning and end of the training.

Many postgraduate students are eligible for a training bursary from the NCTL.

The training bursary is administered by the training provider on behalf of the NCTL.  To be eligible for a training bursary, you must be a home or EU trainee on a NCTL funded course and eligible for student support.

Training bursaries are tax-free for full-time students. Visit the Department for Education website (Get into Teaching) to view a summary of the training bursaries.


As a full time student it may be possible to claim Council Tax – discounts and exemptions.