Funding for postgraduate teacher training available

Funding for teacher training is available from the Department for Education's Get Into Teaching scheme for eligible graduates who are starting their training in the 2015/16 academic year on postgraduate routes including the non-salaried School Direct programme.

Funding amounts will vary depending on the subject you intend to teach and your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. If you do not have a degree in the subject you wish to teach, free courses are available to increase your subject knowledge prior to teacher training.

Scholarships of £25,000 are available in maths, physics, chemistry and computing for trainees who are starting their training in the 2015/16 academic year. These prestigious awards are aimed at high-quality graduates with a 2:1 or first-class degree, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers.

Scholarships are awarded by professional bodies for these subjects, and scholars will be selected through an additional application and assessment process. Each scholarship also comes with a package of non-financial benefits, such as early career support and membership of the appropriate professional body.

For further information, please visit Get Into Teaching or the appropriate subject association website:

  • Physics - delivered by the Institute of Physics
  • Maths - delivered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association, Maths in Education and Industry and the Royal Statistical Society
  • Chemistry - delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Computing - delivered by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT