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 also access a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan for your living costs. The available loans are:
- a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover your fees
- a Maintenance Loan of up to £12,010 to support your living costs
3. Additional financial support
If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:
- 85% of childcare costs up to £174.22 a week (1 child) or up to £298.69 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,766 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Child Tax Credits
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £3,094 per year Adult Dependants' Grant
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.
Financial support for teacher training
08 April 2020 - 13:00
Find out about the range of financial incentives and support available to help fund your teacher training. Our panel will answer all of your questions about bursaries, scholarships and salaried School Direct courses. We'll also discuss the eligibility criteria for bursaries and scholarships, and how to apply for financial support.
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04 May 2020 - 19:30
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Secondary school teaching
11 May 2020 - 19:30
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different training options available and how to choose the right option for you.