Inspiration teacher training 3

Funding & Bursaries

The NIoT@Inspiration Trust offers two different routes into its ITT programme.

Each of these has different funding associated with it:

Fee paying - no salary:

  • The cost of training to teach is £9,250 for full-time study. Student finance and maintenance loans will be available.
  • The cost of training to teach part time is £6,935 for year one and then another £6,935 pro rata according to how much of the second year is needed. Student finance and maintenance loans will be available.
  • Tax-free bursaries are available from the DfE, for some subjects. This changes annually.
  • NIoT scholarships and support might be available for some subjects and phases (this varies from school to school).

Salaried route:

  • Your school will pay your fees of £9,250. Student finance and maintenance loans are not available. You are paid on the unqualified teacher scale (UNQ1). Certain rules apply.

If you need help covering the tuition fee or require a maintenance loan please visit for further information. 

You could also qualify for a scholarship or tax-free bursary depending on your degree subject and qualification. Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of QTS - please see table below. Additional financial support is also available if you're a parent, have an adult dependent or have a disability.

The financial offer for 2023/24

Subject Bursary Scholarship Salaried
Primary n/a n/a n/a
Primary with Mathematics n/a n/a n/a
Secondary Biology with Science £20,000 n/a Available
Secondary Chemistry with Science £27,000 £29,000 Available
Secondary Computing £27,000 £29,000 Available
Secondary Design & Technology £20,000 n/a Available
Secondary English £15,000 n/a Available
Secondary Geography £25,000 n/a Available
Secondary History n/a n/a Available
Secondary Mathematics £27,000 £29,000 Available
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages £25,000 £27,000 Available
Secondary Physics £27,000 £29,000 Available
Secondary Religious Education with Citizenship n/a n/a Available

You can find more information about funding and bursaries on Get Into Teaching.

When to apply for finance

We would strongly recommend that you apply for student finance at an early stage to ensure funding; once you've accepted your place, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan.