Teacher training is a big investment, but there’s often funding available to help you.

There are various funding sources to support you through your training programme. It’s not guaranteed, but there are different options you can check out depending on the route you’ve chosen, the subject you want to teach, and your personal circumstances.

The funding available depends on whether you choose the Fee-Paying or Salaried route for our School Direct courses.

School Direct (Fee-Paying)

Scholarships and Bursaries

Tax-free funding, in the form of scholarships and bursaries, for the fee-paying route is available in a range of subjects of up to £28,000. The level of funding and eligibility may vary depending on the subject you choose to teach, and your degree classification.

See full details on the government website here.

Fee and Maintenance Loans

These are available via the fee-paying route, for all subjects, regardless of your qualifications and the subject you want to teach. It doesn’t matter if you already have a student loan – you can still apply for both these loans to support your teacher training, and you won’t see your monthly payments increase. Plus, you only start making repayments when you earn over the threshold.

You can apply via Student Finance England (SFE) once you’ve accepted your place.

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 (of £9,250).
  • Are paid directly to your training provider (Sheffield Teaching School Alliance) from Student Finance England

Maintenance loans:

  • All eligible trainees will qualify for at least the minimum loan amount for their living costs, regardless of household income. If you live outside of London and are not living at
    home this will be £4,168.
  • The maximum is £8,944 if you are living outside of London and not living at home.

Check your eligibility via the government website here.

Extra financial support

This is available if you’re on a fee-paying route and if you are a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability. This support does not have to be paid back.

Find out more via the government website here.

School Direct (Salaried)

School Direct (Salaried) is an employment-based route for high quality graduates, typically with at least three years’ experience of transferable work history.

You’ll earn a salary while you train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation, and won’t need to pay any tuition fees.

The majority of our trainees come through the fee-paying route; however, when vacancies arise we do advertise them via our website and marketing materials.

Did you know?...

 

Whether you take the salaried or fee-paying route, you will qualify as a student during your training year, which means you will be eligible for student discounts nationally?

You can also claim for your travel to university if taking one of the Sheffield Hallam University courses.

 

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