Funding for training to teach primary

As a primary trainee, there are two types of funding available if you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive both. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

1. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan

You could apply for 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
  • £11,672 Maintenance Loan for living costs

2. 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.