We offer two training routes through our teacher training programme: unsalaried and salaried.

Both routes allow you to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (a PGCE).

We are also accredited to provide the Assessment Only route for unqualified teachers looking to train within their school. This route offers no formal training, or the PGCE qualification.


Our unsalaried route (also referred to as a 'tuition fee' or 'fee paying' route) is our most traditional route and is ideal for recent graduates or those fairly new to the teaching profession.

It is available to those that wish to teach at primary or secondary level, and across our full range of secondary subject courses.

It is important that you have suitable qualifications and curriculum knowledge for this route. It would be beneficial to have gained some experience in the classroom, but it is not a requirement.

You will train for one year and will be based full-time in school, teaching a few lessons from the beginning of the year, and will receive support through mentor meetings, training, observations and planning and assessment time in order to develop.

The tuition fee for all courses via this route is £9,250, payable by the trainee. We ask for this during a set timeline of four instalments during the training year, making it easier for you to pay. 

There are government loans from Student Finance England, bursaries and scholarships available to cover all or part of your study.


This route, using the Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship scheme, is a suitable route for graduates with some classroom experience. This classroom experience could have been gained as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant or as an unqualified teacher.

In principle, this course is available across both primary and secondary phases as well as our range of secondary subject courses we offer, but is dependent on what salaried positions are available within our partner schools. For this reason we will open a salaried course for a given phase or subject as required.

We also support candidates that would like to would like to train with us as their ITT provider who already have a school willing to support them through the salaried route.

You will train for one year and will be employed by your school for at least twelve months. You will still receive the same access to high quality weekly training and mentoring as our unsalaried route but you will be expected to lead more lessons (up to 70% timetable) independently from the start of September and, as an employee, are likely to take on additional duties such as attending parents' evenings, or doing break duty.

There are no costs to the trainee for tuition fee payment on this route – the £9,250 tuition fee is covered through the apprenticeship levy.

You will also receive a salary on the unqualified teacher pay scale that is agreed with your employing school. The amount will vary depending on your duties, the number of lessons you will be teaching and the location of your school. It is worth noting that trainees on a salaried route are not eligible to apply for a bursary or student loan to support the financing of your training year.

Assessment Only


Future Teacher Training is an accredited provider of the Assessment Only Route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status.  

This route provides graduates with Qualified Teacher Status only and is usually completed within three months.

It does not offer any formal training, or the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification.

The total fees for the route are £2,100. This is broken down into:  

  • £200 for your initial interview with a SCITT representative.
  • £1,900 once you have secured a place on the route.


Eligibility criteria

To be considered for this route applicants must have: 

A Bachelor’s degree and a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, GCSE mathematics and, for primary applicants only, at least one GCSE science (or accepted international equivalent qualifications).

  • Currently be working as an Unqualified Teacher, and have worked in at least one other school / educational setting previously, with responsibility for planning, delivering and assessing groups of students.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience (or four years' part-time teaching experience), in the UK or internationally.
  • Have worked across two key stages (during your two years of teaching experience).
  • Have the support and consent of your employing school.


Aims of the Assessment Only route: 

  • To support the teacher to put together a portfolio of evidence.
  • To complete in-school observations of the teacher’s practice by the school’s senior leaders.
  • To assess the evidence provided by the portfolio and the in-schools observations against the DfE Teachers' Standards.

Candidates must be aware that this route does not include any formal training, and it is therefore not a substitute for more extensive initial teacher education.