Undergraduate Initial Teacher Training
Undergraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses such as the BEd, BA with qualified teacher status (QTS) and BSc with QTS allow trainees to study for a degree and complete their ITT at the same time.
EligibilityYour tuition fees and any other financial support you receive depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student. Find out moreinformation about EU or overseas status
All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support. Home students on a full-time undergraduate ITT course can apply for the same student loans and grants for tuition fees and maintenance as other students on their first higher education course.
Tuition fee loanIf you are on a full-time undergraduate ITT course you will have to pay tuition fees for your course. Tuition fees vary depending on the course and the higher education institution (HEI). You should contact the HEI that runs the course you are interested in directly.
View a complete list of higher education institutions offering ITT
Home and EU students may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. You can apply for a student loan from your local authority (LA).
You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments by visiting the Directgov website and selecting 'Teacher' from the list of careers.
Student loan for maintenanceHome students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on Directgov
Maintenance grantHome students in England may also be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants and the funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found at Directgov
Find your local authorityFind out more about what funding you may be entitled to by contacting your LAusing the details on the Department for Education website
Visit the National Academic Recognition Centre website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A-levels and an undergraduate degree.