Bursaries & Funding

Bursaries & Funding

DfE bursaries for 2024/25 were announced on 10th October 2023.
Details appear on the Get into Teaching website.

Summary

  • A £28,000 tax-free bursary for Chemistry trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £28,000 tax-free bursary for Computing trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £28,000 tax-free bursary for Maths trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £28,000 tax-free bursary for Physics trainees with a 2:2 or higher

  • A £25,000 tax-free bursary for Biology trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £25,000 tax-free bursary for Design & Technology trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £25,000 tax-free bursary for Geography trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £25,000 tax-free bursary for Languages trainees with a 2:2 or higher

  • A £10,000 tax -free bursary for Art & Design trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £10,000 tax -free bursary for English trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £10,000 tax -free bursary for Music trainees with a 2:2 or higher
  • A £10,000 tax -free bursary for Religious Education trainees with a 2:2 or higher

Tax free scholarships are available at £30,000 for Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics and £27,000 for French, German and Spanish. Scholarships are usually available to applicants with at least a 2:1 Honours degree and include a package of additional benefits.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

These courses can be offered to applicants with the condition of completing the SKE course prior to the start of the PGCE course.

SKE courses are available if:

  • your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject, but is closely related
  • you studied the subject at A level, but not at degree level
  • you have an unrelated degree, but relevant professional experience in the subject

Eligibility excludes anyone who has a degree in their chosen ITT subject that was awarded in the previous 5 years. The need for an applicant to complete a SKE is identified as part of their selection process, usually at interview. Training costs are covered by the DfE. Participant bursary funding is £175 per week for the duration of the course.

SKE courses are available in these subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

Contact us if you have any questions. Email AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk or call us on 01672 519575 for an informal, friendly chat.

More information about SKE courses is on the DfE website

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