If you have three years’ workplace experience, a salary of up to £17,208 nationally (£20,909 inner London) is available to you, depending on your qualifications. You’ll start in September on a timetable of between 60-80% of a fully qualified teacher. To apply for the salaried route, you will need at least three years’ work experience (in any sector) using skills transferable to teaching.
If you do not have three years’ work experience, the DfE will provide a bursary dependent on your degree qualifications. You will need to pay your tuition fees (£9,000) and you’ll be entitled to apply for a student loan to cover fees and maintenance. You’ll start in September on a timetable of around 30% of a fully-qualified teacher, gradually rising to 60-80% by Term 3.
More information about salary options can be found at education.gov.uk. The table below summarises the standard training bursaries available, as well as scholarships where applicable.
At United Teaching we strongly encourage trainees to apply for scholarships which are awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Physics, The Chartered Institute for IT, the British Council (for modern foreign languages), the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
If you want to apply for a scholarship, please contact the relevant body directly for more information. Each application is a competitive process but please contact us if you need any help. You will only be eligible for a scholarship if you are undertaking training on the bursary route, but trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. However, trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard student loan.
For trainees with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's
DT or History
RE or Music
Figures correct September 2018
*You could receive £30k or £32k in total - £20k as a tax-free bursary or £22k scholarship with additional payments of £10k after tax once in teaching. You'll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic years 2018/19 or 2019/2020. You’ll receive two additional early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course
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