School Direct (unsalaried)
Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. For instance, if you teach secondary maths, you could get £30,000 – a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching.
You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are accepted on to a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria you will receive information on the bursary prior to your enrolment on the course.
If you have the potential to be an inspirational teacher and are passionate about your subject you could apply for a scholarship to support your training.
Scholarships of up to £28,000 are awarded to the most gifted trainees in a range of areas and in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations.
Subject scholarships are available in:
- Secondary maths.
View the Department of Education’s Get into Teaching pages to see details about the bursaries and scholarships available.
School Direct (salaried)
If you are studying on the School Direct (salaried) programme you will be employed and paid a salary by your school. The salary rates will vary depending upon the location of your school and what you are training to teach. You will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale, students training in maths, physics and computing can earn up to £25,000.
For more information, please visit Get into Teaching.
Loans and other funding
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you could receive a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help fund your teacher training year. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.
Visit GOV.UK and use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, e.g. if you’re disabled or have children.