Funding for training to teach arts

If you have a passion for the arts and would like to train to teach music, art or drama, there are a number of funding options available to you. Alternatively, you could choose to train on a salaried course.

Music

If you have a degree and want to train to teach music, you could be eligible for:

  • a tax-free bursary of £9,000 with a first or PhD
  • a tax-free bursary of £4,000 with a 2:1 or Master’s degree

Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary, you can find out how and when you will receive your funding on our how you will be paid page.

If you're not eligible for a bursary, you can still access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help fund your training and cover tuition fees.

Art and drama

If your subject isn’t eligible for a bursary – don’t worry. You can still take advantage of a number of other funding options.

Tuition fee and maintenance loans are available to help fund your training, covering tuition fees and living costs. Some providers may also offer additional financial help – for example, with expenses such as travel costs. Contact your training provider before you apply to find out if any extra help is available.

Additional financial support

You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, for instance Parents’ Learning Allowance, Childcare Grants or Child Tax Credits.

Earn a salary while you train

Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried), Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships or Teach First.

School Direct (salaried) & Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships

You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching, practical learning and a salary - while you train to become a qualified teacher with School Direct (salaried) or the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship. Find out more

Teach First

You could also earn a salary while you train with Teach First, if you have a 2:1 or above.

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Birmingham

25 October 2017 15:00

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

Birmingham

Train to Teach York

31 October 2017 16:30

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

York

Train to Teach Edge Hill University

01 November 2017 15:00

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

Liverpool

Train to Teach University of Reading

02 November 2017 16:30

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

Reading