To encourage the best graduates to enter the profession, financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach the subjects in the table below. For more detailed information on bursaries and scholarships visit the department’s for education primary and secondary funding pages. These also include details of the standard loans and grants that are available, along with an explanation of the funding that’s available for undergraduate trainees.

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Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2016/17 by subject:

Trainee Teacher Incentives Table

1 If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You also need to be eligible for a bursary based on your nationality and residency status. Contact your training provider or Student Finance England for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.

2 Trainees in maths, physics, chemistry and computing with a 2:1 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body

3 Trainee teachers in maths and physics may be eligible for a bursary of £9,000 without a 2:2 classification. To qualify for this bursary, the trainee must have a degree in a relevant subject, with at least a B at A level in maths, further maths or physics (or equivalent). Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher bursary based on degree class.

4 Bursaries are available to train to teach modern foreign languages, community languages and ancient languages including Latin and Ancient Greek. Classics courses where the majority of the course is in an ancient language are also eligible, other classics courses are eligible for the history bursary.

5 Bursaries are available to trainees with a B or better at maths A level or equivalent. Trainees without a B or higher at maths A level, or on other primary courses will be eligible for the standard primary bursary.