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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.

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Application Workshop Manchester

15 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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Application Workshop Bristol

20 September 2018 17:00

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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Application Workshop Birmingham

22 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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29 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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