Teacher training students
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are treated similarly to undergraduate courses for fees and funding purposes. This means, in this instance, postgraduate students can apply for the same student loans and bursaries as undergraduate students but they no longer receive grant funding. Find out more on Gov.uk website and read relevant funding information on our undergraduate fees and funding web page.
From September 2012 Tuition Fees will be £9,000.
Criminal record check
All entrants to ITT courses are required to undergo both an enhanced criminal record check through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and an Occupational Health check before they can be admitted to a course. For September 2012 entrants, we charge £100 for these to be completed on your behalf. This charge is paid up front by successful applicants when enrolling onto their course and can not be paid for as part of a Tuition Fee loan.
An applicant with a criminal record is not automatically prevented from becoming a teacher. For more information on the CRB and their 'enhanced' checks call them on 0870 90 90 811 or visit the Gov.uk website.
Home teacher training students are eligible to apply for Student Support funding via Student Finance England (details provided on Gov.uk website) for Tuition Fee loans up to a maximum of £9,000. Training bursaries are available from The Teaching Agency (TA) and your entitlement depends on your degree grade. For primary education courses, students with a First Class degree receive a bursary of £9,000 and those with a 2:1 degree are entitled to £5,000. Holders of a 2:2 degree don't receive a bursary. Applicants for secondary mathematics with a First Class degree receive £20,000, £15,000 for those with a 2:1 and £12,000 for those with a 2:2.
There's no need to apply for this additional funding. Once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer of a place on a Teacher Training course (and supplied proof of your degree grade) the University will liaise with the TA to put your bursary in place. Bursaries are paid in instalments, starting in the October once students have enrolled. For January entrants, this process will begin in March. The first instalment will be one fifth, followed by eight equal monthly instalments and these will be paid directly into your bank account via the University. Your bank account details will be collected at Orientation, once you have enrolled.
See the TA website for details of other available financial support for teacher training students, routes into teacher training and how to apply for financial support.