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Finance & SKE Information
Research what Subject you would like to choose and whether this style of learning is for you. Pending funding approval, you may be able to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course to upgrade your skills in a new subject. The government will publish the SKE package of support for the academic year 2021-2-022 including subjects and courses in due course.
Apply for a course through Apply for teacher training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Our Apply Institution Code name is LDSS and our Institution Code is L26
Use the specific course code listed on each Leeds SCITT subject page
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If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, to make the final decision if your qualifications meet the minimum requirements – you may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC.
Please note the skills test is no longer part of the entry requirements for teacher training in England. We will ensure candidates are provided with any necessary support with fundamental literacy or numeracy skills before or during the course.
No one is born a great teacher. Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.
If you are offered a place you will be invited to visit the Lead School at a later date.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement course was organised by Leeds SCITT . . . I had an outstanding experience and I’m really grateful for it
— Munaza, D&T Trainee
Finance & SKE Information
If you are a home resident you may receive a training bursary.
The fees for Leeds SCITT PGCE course (including QTS and 60 masters credits) for the academic year which ranges from 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 is £9,250.
The Government provides incentivised monetary awards to encourage high quality candidates into the teaching vocation, which are called bursaries. Unlike student loans, a bursary is organised through your college or university and does not require you to repay the awarded amount.
If you are currently enrolled on a PGCE course you will not need to fill out an application to apply for a student bursary. The bursary you may be entitled to will depend on the subject you are studying and the undergraduate degree classification you have achieved.
The table below shows the bursaries and scholarships which are available for the academic year 2022 – 2023. For more information on bursaries for other subjects, please visit the Department for Education website.
There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:
An overview of the bursaries and scholarships available can be found in the table below. You’ll need a first, 2:1, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a scholarship though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience. Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s. Further information on funding options two and three can be found on the funding my training page. If you’re a non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support.
|Trainee with 1st, 2:1, PhD or Master’s||Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s|
|Computing, Chemistry, Maths or Physics||£26,000||£24,000|
|D&T, Geography or Languages||–||£15,000|
Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body, details are available on Get Into Teaching.
Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.
Further guidance on postgraduate bursaries and scholarships will be available in the Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual in due course.
Find out whether you are eligible for Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses.
Once you’ve accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan via Student Finance England (SFE).
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