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School Direct: places starting in 2019

The following places are available from September 2019 at our Hastings, St Leonards and Burgess Hill based academies. You can indicate a preference for your host academy on your UCAS Teacher training application.

Fees and funding

The School Direct training programme is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee.

There is lots of financial support available to help you train to be a teacher. You could be eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship. You can apply for a tuition fee loan so you do not need to pay the fee upfront, as well as a maintenance loan to support your living costs. More information is available at the links below.

If you teach maths, you could get £30,000 – a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching.

keyboard_arrow_rightSchool Direct fees and funding on the University of Brighton website keyboard_arrow_rightDepartment for Education information on bursaries and scholarships
Professional body scholarships

If you enrol on the fee-based training School Direct course to teach secondary-level chemistry, geography, mathematics or physics and have a 2.1 degree or above you can apply for a scholarship from the professional subject body.

As well as tax-free funding, scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to access resources and support from a community of scholars as soon as your course begins.

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply for a scholarship
keyboard_arrow_rightChemistry: Royal Society of Chemistry keyboard_arrow_rightGeography: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) keyboard_arrow_rightMaths: The Institute of Maths and its Applications keyboard_arrow_rightPhysics: The Institute of Physics