Funding for training to teach primary maths

As a trainee primary teacher specialising in maths, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary – or you could earn a salary while you train on School Direct (salaried). 

Bursaries

If you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD a £6,000 bursary is available for trainees for 2017/18. 

For either bursary amount you will also need a B or better in maths A level (or equivalent).

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 University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

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

Lancaster

Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.