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Become a Teacher Training School

FUNDING

 

Course fees are £9250.

There are several options for you to fund your training, including tuition fees and maintenance loans, bursaries and scholarships. For the most up to date information, visit Get Into Teaching website.

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We're here to help you with any questions you may have about the funding process. Don't hesitate to get in touch if there's something you're unsure about.

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Student Finance

You can normally apply for Student Finance around March time for the course starting in September, we will communicate this with you once the date is confirmed. If you decide to/ have already accepted your offer from us, we highly recommend that you apply for your Student Finance as soon as possible to ensure everything is in place for the beginning of the course. You can apply for a:

  • tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover your teacher training, so you do not need to pay course fees upfront
  • maintenance loan of up to £13,022 to help with living costs

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Once you have applied through Student Finance, we will then need to confirm your registration on the course. This is done by you signing the unconditional offer letter, issued once you have met any conditions. We will also then need to confirm your attendance on the course, this is done at the end of your first week on placement.

We understand that student finance then takes around 3 to 5 days to process the payments.

Please see below the information that you will need to ensure you are applying for the correct course:

Primary Trainees

Course location: The Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

Course name: QTS General Primary Unsalaried

SLC code: 867253

Secondary Trainees

Course location: The Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

Course name: QTS General Secondary Unsalaried– England

SLC code: 867254

 

Self-funding

If you are self-funding and are not going through Student Finance please let us know as soon as possible.

Student Finance Website

 

Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries are available for the following subjects: Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, Languages, Maths, Music, Physics and Religious education.

Scholarships are available for the following subjects: Chemistry, Computing, Languages, Maths and Physics.

You cannot receive both a bursary and a scholarship. 

Bursaries

You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you are eligible, you'll automatically receive it. To be eligible for a bursary, you must hold a 2:2 or higher undergraduate degree or a PhD/master's degree, as well as meeting the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions. In languages and physics, trainees starting courses in the academic year 2024 to 2025 will not need to be eligible for student finance to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. In all other subjects, trainees are only eligible for a bursary or scholarship if they are entitled to support under the student finance criteria.

Scholarships

Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.

Scholarships are applied for separately to ITT and only awarded to high calibre students who pass a robust application and interview process in one of the specialist subject areas. Scholarships are awarded instead of a bursary.

Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant scholarship body. Details are available on Get Into Teaching.

 

Full list of bursaries and scholarships:

Subject

Bursary

Scholarship

Art and Design £10,000  
Biology £25,000  

Chemistry

£28,000

£30,000

Computing

£28,000

£30,000

Design and Technology £25,000  
English £10,000  
Geography

£25,000

 
Languages £25,000 £27,000 (French, German and Spanish)

Maths

£28,000

£30,000

Music £10,000  

Physics

£28,000

£30,000

Religious education £10,000  
     

 

Student Loan Reimbursement Scheme (Secondary)

To encourage and reward Languages, Science and Computing teachers to teach in specific areas of England, which includes Bradford, the Teachers' Student Loan Reimbursement scheme will pay back the student loan repayments you've made in the previous year. To be eligible for reimbursement you must be employed in a secondary or special school in Bradford.

If you start teacher training or are in years 1 to 5 of your career from September 2019 or September 2020, the Teachers' Student Loan Reimbursement scheme will pay back the student loan repayments via PAYE to the Student Loans Company and teach Languages or Science in a state-funded school in a designated local authority (Bradford is included).

You claim your reimbursement in arrears at the beginning of the academic year.

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 Non-graduate bursaries

 

Parents and Carers

 

People with Disabilities

People from outside England

If you live in WalesScotland or Northern Ireland you’ll need to contact your country’s student finance body.

Contact the education authority if you live in the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) or on the Isle of Man.

Salaried route

Salaries are funded by the employing school, and so trainees can only be offered salaried positions where schools have agreed to fund a place.

To be eligible:

  • You satisfy the minimum qualification requirements.
  • You will typically be paid £19,340 and be employed by your school. At the end of the year, you will be recommended for QTS and have the option to study for the PGCE (funded by the trainee or school).

Apply now to become a Primary or Secondary School Teacher