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Finance and support for trainee teachers

Thinking about teacher training? You may be able to apply for funding. Check if you're eligible and how to prepare for your studies.
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If you’re thinking about undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education or training (ITET), you may be able to apply for funding.
  • Check the undergraduate student finance pages for details about student loans. ITET students are entitled to the same student finance as undergraduates.
  • Take a look below to see what extra teacher training support might be available.

How it works

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. What you’re eligible for depends on things like:

  • the ITET route you’re on
  • where you live
  • the subject of your degree or the subject you want to teach, or both
  • the classification of your degree
  • where you have chosen to study
  • your personal circumstances

Find out more

Check what you might be eligible for by going to the website covering the area you normally live in.


Student support

Training providers can offer support for any worries, anxieties or disabilities you have.

  • Use your students’ union to join socials, activities and societies.
  • Get support for worries or concerns about uni life.

Students with disabilities and care leavers

Universities and colleges have different ways they can support you in higher education.


Preparing for your studies

Here’s a checklist for you to make sure you’re ready for the start of your training programme.

Are there any other offer conditions you need to meet?

Apart from waiting for exam results, check whether you need to do anything else to get your place.

Your university or college might have given you further requirements, like health or financial requirements, DBS checks or proof of your qualifications.

Are you prepared financially?

If you have a loan or funding, check that all the details are sorted.

Go to our managing money area for advice on banking, budgeting, debts and part-time employment that your training provider may be able to help with.

Do you have somewhere to live?

If you’re going somewhere new, make sure you’ve got somewhere to live, and think ahead to insurance, bills, supplies and a TV licence.

Have you thought about transport?

If you’re moving away, you’ll need to plan your moving day and how you’re getting there, as well as what transport routes you might need to get to your campus.

Have you looked into the social options?

It’s a good idea to research the area and the societies and events the students’ union provides. Read blogs from other students as well – they might have useful tips for you.

Is there anything you need to buy or do before your training programme starts?

Do you need to get any training programme materials or do any preparatory reading or research over summer?