Funding for Training

Funding for Training

There are three types of funding available for teacher training, depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  • Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  • Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  • Extra financial support if you're a parent, have an adult dependant, or a disability

Some providers may offer salaried training routes. Check with your chosen provider to see if salaried options are available for your subject.

Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan:

Tuition Fee Loans are available to cover course costs, and Maintenance Loans are to help with daily living costs. If you already have a student loan you can still apply for both of these loans to support your teacher training. Once you begin to earn over the threshold you will start making repayments. If you have a student loan already, taking out a further loan for your teacher training will not see your monthly repayments increase.

Tuition Fee Loans aren't means tested, so regardless of your household income you should be able to claim the full amount for your course fees up to £9250. All eligible trainees will qualify for at least the minimum Maintenance Loan amount for their living costs, regardless of household income. If you're on a full-time teacher training course this will be £4,054, but could be up to £11,354.

Once you've accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan via https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance.