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ITT: funding news, and applications are OPEN

News from DfE as applications open for ITT courses.

Today's the day! Applications are now OPEN for initial teacher training, and we can't wait to welcome the next generation of teachers to the profession.

If you're thinking about making the leap, whether as  recent graduate or a career changer, here's all you need to know about funding, bursaries, and scholarships as announced today by DfE:

"We are offering tax-free bursaries of £28,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics, and physics. Scholarships worth £30,000 tax-free will be offered in partnership with professional bodies for chemistry, computing, mathematics, and physics. A languages scholarship worth £27,000 tax-free will be available in French, German and Spanish.

We are also offering a £25,000 tax-free bursary for biology, design & technology, geography and languages (including ancient languages). £10,000 tax-free bursaries will be available in English, and we are reintroducing £10,000 tax-free bursaries in art & design, music and RE.

We are continuing to offer bursaries and scholarships to all non-UK national trainees in languages and physics. This is alongside continuing the £10,000 international relocation payment (IRP) to help with visa costs and other moving expenses.

Providers offering the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship will be able to access increased grant funding equivalent to the bursary in chemistry, computing, mathematics, physics, French, German and Spanish. This is in addition to the £9,000 apprenticeships levy funding."

Don't forget that the Julian TSH is partnered with NESTT and NTTC to offer initial teacher training. If you want to know more about the various routes into teaching and which one might be right for you, check out this article for details of an information event in November.