Fees and financial assistance

Fees and financial assistance

Our policy on fees

At TAA we make every effort to ensure that our fee structure is entirely transparent, and that students know exactly what they will be charged for first, second AND third year tuition, before taking up an offer of a place.  Our fee structure provides excellent value when compared to courses similarly providing degree or degree-level training, and more details about what you get for your money can be found under Course FAQs (‘What are the main benefits’).

The fees that you pay may differ depending on the group that you decide to join.  This is because we will periodically need to factor in increases in the cost of living and inflation for example.  The fees below are set for all three years, and are current for the next intake.

Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [21025]. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the PCDL Gov.UK page or or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100900.

Current Fees

Our standard fees, for first and second year tuition, are £5600 pa including VAT, including approximately £100 worth of text books which are handed out at the start of the course.  In addition there are certain text books that you will receive on loan, throughout the course, at no additional cost.  Third year fees are £6950 pa including VAT, as this year includes a high proportion of one-to-one supervision.  The third year fee does however include provision for three additional consultations with your clinical supervisor in the year after graduation, providing you with ongoing support in that crucial first year in practice.

If you would like to discuss fee payment options, based on your individual circumstances, please get in touch. ‘Option 4’ below details the total cost for anyone using funding sources paid directly to ourselves, but be aware that you will still need to pay the usual deposit and initial instalment before enrolling, and that there will be a balance due at the end of the loan. Currently it is not possible for our students to apply for Student Loans although some students have received part funding from their employers (the NHS for example), and so it may be worth looking into this.

Current fees and payment options

There are four payment options:

Option 1 – Full fees paid up front each year – this option carries a 3% discount*

Year 1
  • £400 deposit – payable within 4 weeks of acceptance
  • £5032.00 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 1 start (or on acceptance if this is closer)
Year 2
  • £5432.00 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 2 start
Year 3
  • £6741.50 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 3 start

Total for option 1 = £17,605.50

*NOTE: If not paid by due date however, fee amount owing reverts automatically to standard rate as in Option 2 below.

Option 2 – Traditional payment plan for standard fees – three payments per year

Year 1
  • £400 deposit – payable within 4 weeks of acceptance to secure place
  • £2000 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 1 start (or on acceptance if this is closer).
  • £1600 – payable 3 months after first instalment
  • £1600– payable 6 months after first instalment
Year 2
  • £2000 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 2
  • £1800 – payable 3 months after year 2 first instalment.
  • £1800 – payable 6 months after year 2 first instalment
Year 3
  • £1737.50 – payable 6 weeks prior to year 3
  • £1737.50 – payable 3 months after year 3 first instalment
  • £1737.50 – payable 6 months after year 3 first instalment
  • £1737.50 – payable 9 months after year 3 first instalment

Total for option 2 = £18,150.00

Option 3 – Equal payments plan, with one larger payment at the beginning (this option carries 3% admin charge)

Prior to starting
  • £400 deposit payable within 4 weeks of acceptance
  • £2000 payable 6 weeks prior to year 1 start (or on acceptance if this is closer)
Years 1-3
  • 35 equal payments of £465.56
  • These start from the end of month 2, and can be reduced proportionally should you wish to pay a larger amount prior to starting

Total for option 3 = £18,694.60

Option 4 – Partial payment by Career Development Loan (standard fee rate as per Option 2)

Prior to starting
  • £400 deposit payable within 4 weeks of acceptance
  • £2000 payable 6 weeks prior to year 1 start (or on acceptance if this is closer)
Years 1-3
  • Payment schedule as set by your bank – to cover a percentage of fees depending on agreed loan amount. Once first year fees have been covered, you can request the return of any balance of funds (or this balance will be used against remaining fees)
  • Any remaining fees due once the total loan monies have been received will be calculated according to the standard fee rate, unless you wish to pay the remaining balance in full (option 1 fee rate would then apply)

Maximum total for option 4 = £18,150.00

There can be some additional costs to be factored in, and these include:

  • any course books you wish to buy (some are provided as part of the fees)
  • clinical supplies (again, some are provided)
  • a white coat for working with patients
  • travel and accommodation, where relevant

Full details are provided in the Student Handbook.