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Train to Teach and earn up to £30k 

March 27, 2024

The Department of Education has recently confirmed the new bursary’s available to students that train to teach post-16 this September.  

  • Scholarships and bursaries do not have to be paid back. 
  • You can get a scholarship or bursary alongside tuition fee and maintenance loans. 
  • The exact amount you could receive will depend on the subject that you train to teach. 

Eligible subjects 

Computing £30,000 
Engineering or manufacturing £30,000 
Mathematics £30,000 
Science, including biology, chemistry, or physics £30,000 
English (capped at 100 places) £15,000 
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) £15,000 

We have a long history of training excellent teachers here at Northern College and in partnership with the University of Huddersfield offer a range of courses.   

As a college exclusively for adults we specialise in Lifelong Learning (adults) Teacher Training. Our unique campus, small class sizes and residential option makes us the perfect choice for you.   

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You can also email to speak to our student services team.  

Guidance and further information 

This guidance sets out the scope, eligibility criteria and application process for further education (FE) initial teacher education (ITE) bursaries for the academic year 2024 to 2025. 

These bursaries support the training of FE teachers in high priority subject areas. 

They provide funding for trainees before they are employed as a teacher. This information is for providers of FE ITE. There is further information for candidates on bursaries for training to be an FE teacher

We award the bursaries to trainees based on their: 

  • relevant qualifications or professional experience 
  • intention to teach a designated priority subject in the FE sector 

The bursary amount varies according to the subject in which they train to teach. 

Bursary awards are fixed for the duration of the trainee’s ITE programme and are for qualifying ITE courses starting in or after September 2024, and finishing no later than August 2025 (for full-time courses) or August 2026 (for part-time courses). 

These bursaries are for teaching in the FE sector only. School teacher training bursaries are also available. 

Funding to train while you teach (also known as in-service training) in English, mathematics and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is available as part of the Taking Teaching Further programme. Bursary funding is not available for those training to teach in-service.

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