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. If you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course, there are three types of funding available. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.
If you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD a £6,000 bursary is available for trainees. To receive the bursary, you'll need an A level in maths at grade B or above (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
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
With or without a bursary, you can still access a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to help fund your training and cover tuition fees. Which is up to:
- £9,250 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
- £11,354 Maintenance Loan to pay living costs
3. Additional financial support
If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:
- up to £164.70 a week (1 child) or up to £282.36 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,669 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Child Tax Credits
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £2,925 per year Adult Dependants’ Grant
Find out more information on the extra support available.
Earn a salary while you train
Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried), Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships or Teach First.
Train to Teach Birmingham
25 February 2019 - 15:00
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26 February 2019 - 16:30
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27 February 2019 - 16:30
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