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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

The DfE has now announced the funding available for SKE courses in 2020/21 for students commencing ITT in September 2021.

We are able to make an offer of a teacher training place under the condition of completing a SKE course.

SKE courses are 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

Eligibility excludes anyone who has a degree in their chosen ITT subject that was awarded in the previous 5 years.

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

SKE bursaries of £175 per week are available for the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Biology
  • Languages
  • English
  • Design & Technology
  • Religious Education

Courses are available from 1 April 2021 (Physics is available from Jan 2021).

More information on the Get into Teaching website. Click here