For Primary Trainees

School Bursaries

Because of our large number of school partners, we are pleased to report that an increasing number of bursaries are being offered by schools to graduates who train with us.  Schools understand that we attract high quality trainees and that we train them rigorously, so the bursaries they offer reflect their confidence in being able to recruit successfully from our newly qualified teacher pool.

Bursary amounts have ranged from £1,000 to £9,000 in recent years.  We recommend that you apply early to be considered for one of these bursaries.

With over 21 years experience in teacher training, our knowledgeable office and finance staff are always at hand with advice and practical support for students with financial concerns or issues with student finance.

Contact us today regarding Teacher Training Bursaries and any other financial support questions.


For Secondary Trainees

An overview of the bursaries and scholarships available to secondary trainees can be found below. You’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship.

  • Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to be entitled for support as set out by your country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI).  Candidates with overseas degrees, may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC.
  • You could receive £24k as a tax-free bursary or £26k scholarship; not all bursary information has been released and we will update this information as soon as it is available.  The bursaries announced are: £24k for Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics; £10k for Languages and Classics and £7,000 for Biology.
  • Trainees in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant relevant experience. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.



In partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations, scholarships are awarded to the most gifted trainees looking to inspire young minds in Chemistry, Computing, Maths, and Physics.

If you’re passionate about your subject and have the potential to be an inspirational teacher you could apply for a scholarship to support your training.

As well as financial support, as a scholar you’ll enjoy a range of prestigious benefits, including:

  • free membership from the professional subject associations awarding the scholarship
  • access to resources and events to support you through your training
  • support to improve your teacher practice and subject knowledge
  • networking opportunities from a community of like-minded scholars



To be eligible for a scholarship, you should have at least a 2:1 degree or above and want to teach chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths or physics. You can still apply if you have a 2:2, but you’ll need to provide evidence of significant subject knowledge or have a relevant postgraduate degree. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary.

Find out more on the dedicated scholarship pages:

  • computing: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • chemistry: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • maths: Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships
  • physics: Institute of Physics scholarships

If you’re not successful in your application for a scholarship, and secured a place on a qualifying teacher training course in England, you’ll still receive the standard bursary.

Contact us today regarding Teacher Training Bursaries and any other financial support questions.