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Funding for training to teach languages

If you’re passionate about teaching languages, you could be eligible for a tax-free training bursary of up to £25,000 – alternatively you could earn a salary while you train.

Bursaries

Bursaries are available for trainee teachers of modern foreign languages, as well as ancient languages. The core modern foreign languages are French, German and Spanish.

Other modern or community languages are Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu and Bengali. Ancient languages include Latin and Ancient Greek.

The funding you can receive for training to teach these subjects is as follows:

  • a training bursary of £25,000 if you have a first, 2:1, Master’s or PhD  
  • a £20,000 bursary if you have a 2:2

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.

Earn a salary while you train

Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

School Direct (salaried)

You could earn a salary by training on a School Direct (salaried) programme. If you’re already working at or have an existing relationship with a school and want to take the next step, then you may want to consider this route.

Trainees on the salaried programme are recruited and employed directly by schools, and often continue teaching in their school following training.

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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