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Finance - funding available to trainees

School Direct Training Programme (Salaried)

You’ll be paid and taxed as an unqualified teacher. The salary awarded will differ between schools; you should check the salary with the school before you apply for either salaried routes. You will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of your qualified teacher status (QTS) award. Because of this you will not be eligible for any training bursary.

School Direct Training Programme (Tuition)

You could be eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship outlined below.

You will need to pay tuition fees to cover the cost of your course, at the University of Wolverhampton this is in line with the price of a traditional PGCE.

All candidates from the EU are eligible for a tuition fee loan. In addition, candidates from the UK can also apply for a means-tested national maintenance grant. offers further information about student finance, including a finance calculator to help estimate the grants and loans that may be available to you.

Contact our Gateway @the George department for further details relating to funding that is available in routes to teaching.

Bursary funding for non-salaried Postgraduate Teacher Training courses 2021/22

Subject Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's Early Career Payments Total







Subject Scholarships (3) Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's
Computing TBC TBC
Biology TBC TBC
Geography TBC TBC
Design and Technology (D&T) TBC TBC
English TBC TBC
History TBC TBC
Art and Design TBC TBC
Primary with Maths (5) TBC TBC

*Information taken from the DfE Get into Teaching Website. Visit this site to find out more about elidgability for this funding including criteria for scholarships.