Funding for training to teach design and technology (D&T)
If you’re interested in training to teach D&T, you could be eligible for a £12,000 tax-free training bursary. There are three types of funding available if you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.
1. Tax-free bursaries
As a trainee D&T teacher, you could be eligible for a £12,000 bursary if you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.
Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary or scholarship, you can find out how and when you'll receive your tax-free funding.
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you can still access a Tuition fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to cover tuition fees and help with living costs, which is up to:
- £9,250 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
- £11,354 Maintenance Loan for living costs
3. Additional financial support
If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:
- up to £164.70 a week (1 child) or up to £282.36 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,669 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Child Tax Credits
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £2,925 per year Adult Dependants’ Grant
Find out more information on the extra financial support available.
Earn a salary while you train
Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.
Train to Teach Birmingham
25 February 2019 - 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.
Train to Teach Southampton
26 February 2019 - 16:30
This event in Southampton will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Train to Teach Milton Keynes
27 February 2019 - 16:30
This event in Milton Keynes will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.