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The DfE has just announced a new series of incentives for 21/22 for FE initial teacher education: Bursaries and Grants.


These are for pre-service trainees and cover the following subjects to be taught:

maths, science, engineering, computing, SEND, and English

the values are

  • maths, science, engineering, computing: £26,000
  • SEND: £15,000
  • English: £12,000

The conditions are that the trainee is accepted onto an FE ITE programme (minimum level 5 ie DET, Cert Ed or PGCE) and holds at least a level 3 qualification or appropriate professional experience related to their teaching subject



These are for in-service trainees accepted onto an ITE programme and cover the following subjects to be taught:

English, maths & SEND

  • they are each worth £18,200 to the employer to cover the cost of the training and the release from teaching


DfE will notify successful recipients as soon as possible after application, starting March 2020. The total amounts available are limited and these incentives will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can access the DfE guidance here.