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Funding for training to teach primary

If you’re successful in your application to train to teach primary school children, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary to support you during your course – or you could earn a salary while you train.

Bursaries

As a general primary teacher or a primary teacher specialising in PE, you could be eligible for a training bursary of £3,000 with a first or PhD.

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 while you train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

School Direct (salaried)

School Direct (salaried) is a route that’s suitable if you are already working at a school, or have work experience that you can demonstrate transfers to teaching.

Trainees on the salaried programme are recruited and employed directly by schools, and often continue teaching in their school following training. The amount you earn will be dependent on the school you train in and the subject you’re teaching. 

Teach First

You could also earn a salary while you train with Teach First, if you have a 2:1 or above.

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Belfast

21 January 2017 10:00

This event in Belfast will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach

Belfast

Train to Teach Ipswich

24 January 2017 16:30

This event in Ipswich will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Ipswich

Train to Teach York

28 January 2017 10:00

This event in York will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

York

Train to Teach Nottingham

02 February 2017 16:30

This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Nottingham