Funding for training to teach religious education (RE)
If you’re interested in training to teach RE, you could be eligible for a £9,000 tax-free training bursary. There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.
1. Tax-free bursaries
As a trainee RE teacher, you could be eligible for a £9,000 bursary if you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.
Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary or scholarship, you can find out how and when you'll receive your tax-free funding.
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
With or without a bursary or scholarship, 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
- £11,672 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:
- 85% of childcare costs up to £169.31 a week (1 child) or up to £290.27 a week (2 or more children) Childcare Grant
- up to £1,716 per year Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Child Tax Credits
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
- up to £3,007 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 while you train.
Train to Teach Nottingham
08 October 2019 - 16:30
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12 October 2019 - 10:00
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15 October 2019 - 16:30
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