For the training year 2018-2019, there are government bursaries available. Please follow the following link to see what is on offer this year:
You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when you make application for your tuition fee loan.
The recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and achievement of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education award will be withheld from any trainee who fails to honour all monetary debts.
The trainee is liable for the relevant course fees whether or not the course is completed. If the trainee takes more than three terms to complete the training, additional tuition fees will become due.
You will be expected to pay for your own travel costs, but we will make every effort to keep those costs as low as possible by aiming to place you in an appropriate school near to your home address.
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. Additional amounts are available to parents of one or more children in childcare and for students with caring responsibilities. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the Student Loan for Maintenance can be found at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
For a range of helpful tools and guidance, you can visit www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance.
An additional bursary may be available from the DfE based on the deprivation factor of the main school placement and other factors within the trainees situation. This bursary can lift trainees up a level of bursary, but the restrictions imposed by the DfE mean that this is only available for participants with a 1st class degree or Phd.
As an Armed Services leaver, you can bring invaluable skills and experiences to the classroom by training to teach – with the potential for extra funding if you’re a graduate, or the opportunity to apply for a fast-track Troops to Teachers course if you’re yet to gain a degree.
Please explore the information on the DfE website by following the link HERE
I was offered a job at the end of March. The headteacher had spotted me at the SCITT interview a year before and had been watching me for a whole year. I had my second placement in their school in January and loved it. It was like they were competing with the other schools for me to apply to them.