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:
- 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
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 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.
Childcare Grants are also managed by SFE, but you’ll need to complete and submit a paper application form.
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 Stoke-on-Trent
14 November 2018 - 16:00
This event at Staffordshire University will give you the chance to ask education experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Train to Teach Birmingham
15 November 2018 - 15:00
This event at the University of Birmingham will give you the chance to ask education experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Train to Teach Sheffield
15 November 2018 - 16:30
This event in Sheffield will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.