The new FE Initial Teacher Training (ITT) bursary scheme is a financial incentive for new graduates training to become teachers in the further education sector. It’s similar to, but separate from, the school teacher bursary scheme.
Further education offers real job satisfaction: you help students to develop their personal skills, improve their job prospects, achieve their goals and move on. Hence it’s a very rewarding teaching option – and now, with this new bursary, it’s even more attractive.
English language, mathematics and supporting learners with special educational needs (SEN).
If you want to apply for the mathematics-related bursary, then you must have an honours degree (and if you have a 3rd class degree you must have at least a B in A Level maths). You must have at least a 2:1 degree for the English language or Special Education Needs (SEN) bursaries.
There are a few. For example, you must be eligible for UK student support. You must be training through an eligible specialist programme at Level 5 or above. You must not already hold QTS/QTLS, or be eligible to receive QTS/QTLS. You must not be undertaking paid teaching work while receiving the bursary. The criteria are quite detailed and your ITT provider will help you establish whether you meet them.
The following shows the Bursary levels for 15/16:
|ITT Specialism||Degree class||Degree class||Degree class||Degree class|
|English||£9,000||£4,000||No bursary||No bursary|
|SEN||£9,000||£4,000||No bursary||No bursary|