Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual
A training bursary guide for schools and ITT providers.
Applies to England
These funding guides provide information to schools and ITT providers on:
- bursary and scholarship rates
- subject, qualification and candidate eligibility
- how payments are made
- assurance procedures
The Department for Education funds training bursaries and scholarships for trainees on eligible ITT courses in England.
Bursary amounts will vary depending on:
- teaching subject
- degree class
- highest relevant academic qualification
Scholarships are awarded by the relevant professional body for the subject.
ITT funding rates and guidance for schools and ITT providers are available.
Last updated 6 March 2023 + show all updates
Added a section on international relocation payments to the funding manual for 2023 to 2024.
Added 'Initial teacher training bursaries funding manual: 2023 to 2024 academic year'.
Updated the list of eligible subjects in 'Initial teacher training bursaries funding manual: 2022 to 2023 academic year' to include engineering and food technology as part of design and technology.
Added 'Initial teacher training bursaries funding manual: 2022 to 2023 academic year'.
Added an updated link to the funding guidance and added 'Initial teacher training bursaries funding manual: 2021 to 2022 academic year'.
Updated the 2020 to 2021 manual to set out that trainees must also demonstrate they meet the degree standard before 30 November 2020.
Added information on the maths and physics chairs programme to the 2020 to 2021 funding manual.
Added the 'Initial teacher training bursaries funding manual: 2020 to 2021 academic year'.
Updated 2019 to 2020 funding manual scholarship and bursary eligibility information.
Updated the 2019 to 2020 funding manual 'Possession of, or eligibility for, QTS' section: teachers with qualified teaching status are not eligible to receive a training bursary. Deleted the sentence about accessing other ITT as this is not accurate.