Get a bursary or salary to help with your training year
Bursaries for recent graduates:
If you graduated less than three years ago, or wish to teach in one of the eligible subjects, you may qualify for a government bursary. These are designed to help you with your tuition fees of £9,000 and cost of living during the training year. The amount depends on your degree class and the subject you teach, and could be anything up to £30,000. You may also qualify for a student loan to cover the cost of your tuition fee. Click here for more detailed information about student loans.
If you wish to train to teach physics, maths, chemistry, geography, modern languages or computing, and have a 2.1 degree or higher, you can apply for a tax-free scholarship of up to £30,000. This scholarship replaces the bursary that you would receive from the government – and comes with extra perks. For more information on scholarships and how to apply through the relevant organisation, click here.
Salaries for career changers:
If you have worked for three years or more since graduating, you may qualify for a salary. This will be based on the national Unqualified Teacher Scale, and your school will pay for your tuition fees. The exact amount you receive will depend on the school you work in, the location of that school, and the kind of work you have already done before.
Regardless of the funding route, all trainees receive the same amount of training and support.
For a full breakdown of the government funding you are eligible for, click here.