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School Direct (Salaried) Funding

All School Direct Salaried trainees receive a contract to train and a salary whilst they are training. The exact amount depends upon their chosen subject and level of qualification. The school is paid a training bursary from the National College of Teaching and Leadership to offset part of the cost of employing the trainee. In all cases the full costs associated with the training are met by the school and no tuition fees are payable by the trainee. The trainee spends around 170 days in school and is expected to teach from a very early stage, albeit at a significantly reduced timetable and with significant support from a school based mentor.

Schools Direct Salaried training places attract a salary of £16136 (Unqualified, point 1)

Schools Direct (Tuition) funding

Schools Direct Tuition trainees do not receive a contract or salary whilst they train.

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers on tuition based routes:

Secondary mathematics, computing, chemistry, geography, modern foreign languages£27,500

Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a standard bursary.

Eligibility 2017 to 2018 (1)Trainee with 1st/PhD2:1/Master’s2:2Other
Secondary mathematics, classics, computing, geography, modern foreign languages£25,000£25,000£25,000£0
Design and technology£12,000£9,000£0£0
History, music, religious education£9,000£4,000£0£0
Primary mathematics (2)£6,000£6,000£6,000£0


Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
Trainee teachers on primary mathematics courses, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.

Phases and Curriculum areas available to commence training in September 2017

Training Places and partner schools September 2017


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