We address below how the money works on both unsalaried and salaried programmes.
UNSALARIED SECONDARY PROGRAMMES 2021-22
The trainee pays the university tuition fees of £9,250.
Scholarships are available in a limited number of subjects. These are competitive and you need to apply to the relevant professional institute. If you are awarded a scholarship, you cannot also receive a bursary.
Government Bursaries are automatically available (subject to eligibility) in some secondary subjects listed below. The eligibility conditions normally relate to your degree level (you need at least a 2.2 or alternatively a masters or PhD) and residency status. A bursary is like a grant and does not need to be paid back. Bursaries are administered by our partner universities.
Student Loans to unsalaried trainees in all subjects, subject to the same eligibility criteria.
DfE TAX FREE BURSARIES
For the official information about bursaries, scholarships and loans, including detailed footnotes on eligibility please visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding
SALARIED SECONDARY PROGRAMMES
- WLTSA pays the fees.
- The host school employs the trainee throughout the training programme, paying them a salary. Salaried trainees are not entitled to bursaries.
- Trainee salaries are commonly (and cannot be less than) Point 1 on 'Unqualified Teacher Pay Range' which is revised annually but usually not published by the government until the month when you start (September). This salary varies depending on the location of the school, eg Inner London, Outer London, Fringe London etc. As a guide, the figure for 2020-21 for a school in Inner London is £22,849 and for Outer London it would be £21,582. This salary would be subject to taxation.
Inner London Boroughs
- Barking and Dagenham
- Brent, Camden
- City of London
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Tower Hamlets
Outer London Boroughs
- Waltham Forest