Financial Support & Incentives

Financial Support & Incentives

1. Training Bursaries

You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you’re eligible, you’ll automatically receive it through your training provider.

To be eligible for a bursary, you’ll need at least ONE of the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree class 2:2 (honours) or higher
  • a master’s degree
  • a PhD

You’ll also need to meet the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions Find out more about eligibility for teacher training bursaries

Bursaries for 2023

2. Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by professional bodies for these subjects, and scholars will be selected through an additional application and assessment process. Each scholarship also comes with a package of non-financial benefits, such as early career support and membership of the appropriate professional body. To apply for a scholarship and for further information, you should visit the appropriate subject association website:

  • Physics – delivered by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Maths – delivered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Mathematical Association (MA), Maths in Education and Industry (MEI) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • Chemistry – delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Computing – delivered by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • Languages: British Council

The scholarship will be instead of the bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will still be eligible for the bursary (if they meet the eligibility criteria).

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance will arrange payment of the monthly scholarship (same for the bursary) funding to you once you enrol on our programme.

Scholarships for 2023

3. Tuition Fee Loans

Are available to support your training fees this is available through Student Finance England and the Student Loans Company

You can use the Loan Calculator to work out an estimate of your loan repayments, however loans are repayable only once you are in full-time employment and earning above a certain amount.

If your application is successful the financed tuition fee will be paid directly to your provider at the scheduled payment points

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4. Maintenance Loan

You may also be eligible for financial support to help with living costs with a maintenance loan.  This is a means assessed financial support.

If your application is successful payments will be made directly to you at the scheduled payment points to your nominated bank account

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5. Other Financial Support

Disability Support

If you’re a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability, you can apply for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).  You can do this in your application for student finance or separately (if you are not using student finance)

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Parent or Carer

If you have children or other caring responsibilities, you may be able to get extra financial support through the following grants and schemes:

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6. Salaried Route

Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train, where you are employed by a school and get paid (subject specific)

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Tel: 0115 900 7230

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