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.