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Funding for training to teach history and RE

If you’re successful in your application to teach history or religious education (RE), you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £9,000. 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. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

1. Tax-free bursaries

If you have a degree and want to train to teach either history or RE, 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 or scholarship, you can find out how and when you will receive your tax-free funding.

2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan

With or without a bursary, you can still access a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to help fund your training and cover tuition fees, which is up to:

  • £9,250 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
  • £11,354 Maintenance Loan to pay living costs

3. Additional financial support

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

Find out more information on the extra financial support available

Earn a salary while you train

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

 

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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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