Further education initial teacher training bursaries


The Department for Education has announced that new bursaries for trainee teachers in the FE sector taking a specialist teaching qualification for either mathematics or English will no longer be available from August 2019.

The training bursary is a financial incentive to attract new graduates to become teachers in the FE sector, with bursary levels varying according to the specialism. Trainees must have at least an upper 2nd class or equivalent degree to access a bursary for English and at least a lower 2nd class degree for mathematics. You can find out more here

Similarly, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) funding for FE pre-service post graduate mathematics programmes will also no longer be available from August 2019 onwards. SKE programmes are designed for people applying for ITT who have the potential to become outstanding teachers but may not have enough specific subject knowledge to begin an ITT course. SKE programmes are specifically to support those programmes which enable trainees to teach mathematics to GCSE level and above. You can find out more about SKE funding here


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