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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 – or earn a salary while you train.
History and RE
If you have a degree and want to train to teach either of these subjects, 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.
With or without a bursary, you can still access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help fund your training and cover tuition fees. 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.
You could also earn a salary while you train with Teach First, if you have a 2:1 or above.
17 April 2018 16:30
This event in Doncaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
02 May 2018 16:30
This event in Derby will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 May 2018 16:00
This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 March 2018 10:00
Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.