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How is Teach Thurrock accredited? How much does the Teach Thurrock programme cost?

How is Teach Thurrock accredited?

Trainees will be assessed against the Teacher Standards for both the apprentice and non-salaried programmes.

Non-Salaried Trainees will gain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) with 60 Masters credits and is the highest qualification a PGCE candidate can gain.

Apprentices are under Royal Greenwich and they will gain both QTS and an apprentice qualification.

The University of Greenwich is the accrediting body and "Teach Thurrock" trainees are registered with them. The University of Greenwich has ultimate responsibility for quality assurance and make the final decision on whether a PGCE QTS should be awarded.  The lead school is Dilkes Academy but you need to search for The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership on the DFE Teacher Training site:


How much does the Teach Thurrock programme cost?

Tuition fees:

For the academic year 2022-23 the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership will charge a tuition fee of £9250.

Trainees may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support which will be determined by the Student Loan Company when applicants make their application for a student loan.

 Go to for more information regarding student loans. Repayment may only be £30 per month once you start working. Teach Thurrock offers a £2000 bursary to all of our student teachers to support them whilst on the programme.

On successful completion of the programme, the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership supports each candidate in gaining a teaching post in either one of the partnership schools or in Thurrock.  Candidates may be able to take up their post from July 2023 through early start programmes in individual schools but this is negotiable.

Apprentices do not pay course fees as their training is funded by the Government.  They receive a salary which is Point 1 on the Unqualified Teachers’ Scale.