Further education Initial Teacher Training Bursary - presentation for providers (non-branded)


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A Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, developed to help teacher training providers communicate the main details for the FE ITT bursary scheme to graduates interested in teaching maths or English in further education or in helping FE students with special educational needs achieve their goals. This version is unbranded and intended for institutions to adapt and place within their own presentation format and design as they see fit.

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Further education Initial Teacher Training Bursary - presentation for providers (non-branded)

  1. 1. The FE ITT bursary This is a new scheme introduced by the government in September 2013. It is aimed at attracting graduates to train as teachers in further education (FE), an exciting and diverse sector. • Receive up to £20k to train • Apply immediately to get the most benefit • Access a wide range of jobs as a new teacher
  2. 2. What is it? • A financial incentive to attract top graduates to teach in FE • Aimed at trainee maths and English teachers, as well as those looking to help students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) achieve their goals • Offers help with the cost of eligible Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses • Provides encouragement for trainees to finish their ITT course
  3. 3. Who is it for? • Recent graduates interested in a career in teaching in FE • Older graduates who want to change careers and retrain as teachers in FE • Non-teaching college or training provider staff with a relevant degree who want to teach in FE
  4. 4. Why teach in FE? • A dynamic sector with many different training providers • A wide range of teaching and training opportunities • There is a real need for maths, English and SEN teachers • A rewarding and fulfilling job, teaching a broad range of students • Great opportunities for career progression • Full time and part time teaching options • High levels of job satisfaction, according to research
  5. 5. What do trainees get? Eligible trainees get a bursary payment. The amount depends on the subject they want to teach and on the class of their degree. Trainees will get the following for this academic year: Specialism Mathematics English SEN First £20,000 £9,000 £9,000 Degree class 2.1 £15,000 £4,000 £4,000 2.2 £12,000 No bursary No bursary
  6. 6. What are the eligibility criteria? Trainees must: • Be eligible for UK student support • Hold a degree at a high enough class in a relevant subject • Not be already on or about to apply to a Level 5 ITT course • Not already hold a Level 5 teaching qualification • Not hold or be eligible for qualified teacher status or equivalent • Not be doing paid teaching work while they train or taking another ITT course • Be able to demonstrate commitment to teaching in FE
  7. 7. What degrees are relevant? • Maths trainees should have a maths degree or a degree that includes maths like engineering • English trainees should have an English degree or a degree that includes English language or linguistics • Trainee teachers of SEN students can have studied any degree • ITT providers will consider other degrees if they think a trainee has enough knowledge of the subject they want to teach
  8. 8. How do trainees apply? • Trainees must apply directly to an ITT provider – this might be their local university or college • If a trainee has applied to do an ITT in a relevant subject and been accepted, they will be put forward automatically • New trainees should call The Education and Training Foundation helpline on 0300 303 1877 for advice