Salary options

There are two funding options for the United Teaching scheme



If you have three years’ workplace experience, a salary of at least £17,682 nationally (£22,237 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 The table below summarises the standard training bursaries available, as well as scholarships where applicable.

Scholarships with United Teaching

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


£28,000 + £6,000 early-career payment 

£26,000 + £6,000 early-career payment

Secondary Maths*

£28,000 + £6,000 early-career payment 

£26,000 + £6,000 early-career payment


£28,000 + £6,000 early-career payment

£26,000 + £6,000 early-career payment


£28,000 + £6,000 early-career payment

£26,000 + £6,000 early-career payment








£17,000 £15,000








- £9,000

Business Studies

- £9,000


- £9,000

Art and Design

- £9,000




Primary Maths



Figures correct October 2019


*You could receive £32k or £34k in total - £26k as a tax-free bursary or £28k scholarship with additional payments of £6k 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 year 2020/21, You’ll receive three additional early-career payments of £2k each in your second, third and fourth 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.​

For full terms and conditions, please visit the Get into Teaching website

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