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Bursaries & Funding

DfE bursaries for 2021/22 were announced on 13 October 2020. More information here

Summary of the bursaries announced for 2021/22:

  • A £24,000 tax-free bursary for all trainees with a 2:2 degree or higher in the highest priority subjects: Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics.
  • A £10,000 tax-free bursary for Languages and Classics trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £7,000 tax -free bursary for Biology trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • Scholarships are available for Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics. Successful scholars will receive £26,000 tax-free. Scholarships include a package of additional benefits.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

Due to the government’s Spending Review, SKE courses for candidates starting ITT in 2021/22 will not be available at the start of the recruitment cycle from 1 October 2020. We expect an announcement regarding funding in December 2020.

We are able to make an offer of a teacher training place under the condition of completing SKE, however you won’t be able to start a SKE course until funding and eligibility for SKE are confirmed. A conditional offer does not guarantee a funded SKE course will be available in your chosen subject.

SKE courses are usually available if:

  • your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject, but is closely related
  • you studied the subject at A level, but not at degree level
  • you have an unrelated degree, but relevant professional experience in the subject

We identify an applicant’s need for a SKE as part of their selection process, usually at interview.

More information on the Get into Teaching website. Click here

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