Extra financial support
There's extra financial support available if you’re a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability. The support listed here doesn’t have to be paid back. To find out more on the other options to fund your training, visit the funding my training page.
If you have children, a disability or an adult dependant, you could get:
- 85% of chidcare costs of 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
How to apply
Once you’ve accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance, Disabled Students’ Allowance, Childcare Grants and Adult Dependants’ Grant online via Student Finance England (SFE). SFE is also where you’ll need to apply online for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans.
Child Tax Credits are claimed by ordering a tax credits claim form via GOV.UK.
Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to apply for this support via your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI).
Train to Teach Bournemouth
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