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Extra financial support

With or without a tax-free £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship, additional financial support could be available to support your training.

Tuition fee and Maintenance loans

You could apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan to support your postgraduate teacher training year (irrespective of receiving a loan during your undergraduate degree), which is up to:

Additional financial support 

If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:

Tuition fee and maintenance loans have to be paid back once you start earning above £21,000 (rising to £25,000 as of April 2018 for Plan 2 loans) - grants, bursaries and allowances you don’t. You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available. 

Once you’ve accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan via Student Finance England (SFE). If applicable, you can also apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance, Disabled Students’ Allowance and Adult Dependants’ Grant online via SFE. Childcare Grants are also managed by SFE, but you’ll need to complete and submit a paper application form – find out more.

Child tax credits are claimed via ordering a tax credits claim form this can be done via GOV.UK.

Tuition fees and any other financial support you might receive will depend on your status as a home, EU/EEA or overseas student. Make sure you’re aware of the level of support you’re eligible for before you apply for teacher training.

Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to apply for this support via your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI).

To find out more about funding, register with Get Into Teaching

Important information for non-UK EU nationals and EEA citizens following EU referendum result: 

EU nationals applying for teacher training in 2017/18 and 2018/19 will still be able to access tax-free bursaries or scholarships, and a tuition fee loan. Under current rules, EU nationals can access this support if they have resided in the European Economic Area or Switzerland throughout the three-year period before the start of the course. For more information, visit GOV.UK

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Newcastle

30 June 2018 10:00

This event in Newcastle will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Preparing for your teacher training

25 June 2018 18:30

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.

Gaining school experience for primary teachers

27 June 2018 12:00

This online event will provide advice on gaining school experience for those interested in primary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on gaining and making the most of your primary school experience and it's relevance to your UCAS application.

Teaching a STEM subject and SKE

02 July 2018 18:30

Teaching is a great way of making your knowledge in a STEM subject count. We’ll help you with your routes into teaching and how subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) can help build up or refresh your subject knowledge before you commence your teacher training.