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Welcome > NSE > Bursaries & Support
We offer a wide range of financial support to our teaching students.
You can find out more about what is available to you below.
Applications are currently open for ITE Bursary Awards for 2020-21. These are applicable for our PGCEs and Foundation Degree. They are being offered from a national funding pot, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Funded subjects are:
Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics Engineering (and/or manufacturing): £26,000
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): £15,000
Bursary eligibility criteria is as follows:
A trainee must:
be eligible to receive student support ( from Student Finance England)
hold minimum Level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics, and at least a Level 3 qualification in their subject of training (or have appropriate professional experience)
be taking a qualifying a pre-service ITE course in England
not already be in possession of a diploma in education and training (DET), DET- compliant qualification or equivalent (a full post-compulsory teaching qualification)
not already hold, or be eligible to receive, early years teacher status (EYTS), qualified teacher status (QTS) or qualified teacher learning and skills (QTLS) status
not be undertaking paid teaching work which contributes to their training when in receipt of the bursary
not be simultaneously undertaking any other ITE course, training scheme or programme that leads to a DET or DET-compliant qualification
meet other related expectations, including intending to seek an FE teaching post in England after qualification.
How do I apply for the bursary?
If you meet all of the criteria and have been offered a place on a relevant course which yo have accepted, the College will apply for the bursary on your behalf .
Find out more
Find out more about the ITE bursary here
All of our Higher Education teaching programmes are eligible for funding from Student Finance England, even if you have already had a loan to support previous study.
Find out more about Teacher Training Funding and Student Finance
Advanced Learner Loans
Advanced Learner Loans are available to those aged 19 years and over to help with the costs associated with studying. These loans are applicable to our CELTA and TAQA courses.
Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans and eligibility.
If you'd like to discuss your options you can get in touch with a member of our team, we're always happy to hear from you.
Call: 0191 200 4565