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There are three types of funding available for teacher training to help you finance your training year:

- Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan

- Tax-free Bursary or Scholarship

- Extra financial support for parents, those with an adult dependent, or those with a disability

Tuition Fee & Maintenance Loans

If you are looking to train as a teacher you could receive a tuition fee loan to help you complete your teacher training year and start your new career. You can apply for tuition fees loans to cover up to £9,250, these are paid directly to you by Student Finance England. Tuition Fee Loans are not repayable until you are earning over £25,000. 

For more information please visit the Get Into Teaching Funding My Teacher Training Pages.

Teacher Training Bursaries

Financial support for trainee teachers has never been better. You could get up to £28,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship. Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject you choose to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. If your degree isn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a funded course to increase your subject knowledge before starting your training. 

Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2019/20 by subject can be reviewed on getintoteaching.education.gov.uk

Teacher Training Scholarships

If you’re passionate about your subject and have the potential to be an inspirational teacher you could apply for a scholarship to support your training. Scholarships are awarded to the most gifted trainees in physics, maths, chemistry, computing, languages or geography in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations. 

As well as financial support, as a scholar you’ll enjoy a range of prestigious benefits, including:

  • free membership from the professional subject associations awarding the scholarship    
  • access to resources and events to support you through your training
  • support to improve your teacher practice and subject knowledge
  • networking opportunities from a community of like-minded scholars   

To be eligible for a scholarship, you should have at least a 2:1 degree or above and want to teach chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths or physics. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

If you’re not successful in your application for a scholarship, and secured a place on a qualifying teacher training course in England, you’ll still receive the standard bursary.

For more information visit the Get Into Teaching Scholarships page.

Bursaries & Scholarships Table 2020-2021

Subject
(UCAS Code)

UCAS
Provider
Code

Scholarship (1)

Bursary for
Trainee with
1st / 2:1 / 2:2 / PhD / Master’s

Early Career Payments (2)

Total

Art (2XLT)

24X

-

£9,000

-

£9,000

Biology (2XLV)

24X

-

£26,000

-

£26,000

Business Studies (38HF)

24X

-

£9,000

-

£9,000

Chemistry (2LMW)

24X

£28,000

£26,000

£6,000

£32-£34,000

Computer Science (2XLW)

24X

£28,000

£26,000

-

£26-£28,000

Design Technology (3CN7)

24X

-

£15,000

-

£15,000

Drama (2XM6)

24X

-

-

-

-

English (2LN7)

24X

-

£12,000

-

£12,000

Geography (2XM3)

24X

£17,000

£15,000

-

£15-£17,000

History (2XLZ)

24X

-

£9,000

-

£9,000

Maths (2LN6)

24X

£28,000

£26,000

£6,000

£32-£34,000

Modern Languages (2LN5)

24X

£28,000

£26,000

£6,000

£32-£34,000

Music (2XM2)

24X

-

£9,000

-

£9,000

Physical Education (2XM4)

24X

-

-

-

-

Physics (2LMV)

24X

£28,000

£26,000

£6,000

£32-£34,000

Religious Education (2XM5)

24X

-

£9,000

-

£9,000

How Bursaries & Scholarships Are Paid

You don’t need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments automatically by your chosen teacher training provider. How you are paid will depend on the amount of financial support you receive. If you are awarded a teacher training bursary or scholarship you will receive this in 10 equal monthly instalments from October to July as follows:

  • £4,000: £400 each month
  • £6,000: £600 each month
  • £9,000: £900 each month
  • £12,000: £1,200 each month
  • £15,000: £1,500 each month
  • £20,000: £2,000 each month
  • £22,000: £2,200 each month
  • £26,000: £2,600 each month
  • £28,000: £2,800 each month

You will receive more information on the arrangements and how this is distributed prior to the start of your course. 

(This content is taken directly from the DfE)

Additional Financial Support

If you are a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability there may be some extra financial support available to you:

Once you have accepted your place with us, you can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance, Disabled Students’ Allowance and Adult Dependants’ Grant online via Student Finance England (SFE). 

Childcare Grants are also managed by SFE, but you will need to complete and submit a paper application form.

Child Tax Credits are claimed by ordering a tax credits claim form via GOV.UK.

Fees 2020-2021

For 2020/2021 our tuition fees are £9,250 plus a £200 administration fee

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