The Government has announced the latest Further Education (FE) Initial Teacher Education (ITE) bursaries that have been introduced to encourage anyone considering working in a College or Further Education setting up to £26,000 of funding to help them achieve their dream.
Anyone who currently holds GCSEs Grade 4 (C) in English and mathematics, and at least a Level 3 in their chosen subject of training, or relevant industry experience, may be eligible to apply for the bursary if they study a relevant ITE programme at Scarborough TEC.
A bursary of up to £26,000 is available for anyone considering going into the following teaching areas:
- Science, including Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics
- Engineering and/or manufacturing.
Those aiming to teach Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) students could receive up to £15,000 and anyone considering teaching English could receive up to £12,000, under the same scheme.
Cheryl Eade, Head of Service Industries at Scarborough TEC, is delighted that those considering a career in education will be receiving support. Cheryl said:
“It is fantastic that the Government are recognising the importance of encouraging industry specialists and those who have always dreamed of becoming teachers, but maybe haven’t previously had the opportunity because of family or financial commitments, to consider taking these first steps to a rewarding career.
“I have been working in education for 15 years and being able to nurture future talent and support young people and adults to achieve things they didn’t believe possible is an absolute joy.
“This is an ideal time for anyone considering changing their career or pursuing teaching within the Further Education sector to receive additional support as they study towards their qualification.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about these programmes, or the support available, should contact Roy Halpin, Scarborough TEC’s PGCE Programme Leader, by email to [email protected]