Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Bursary Level Award
Initial Teacher Training 2016/17
Fields required from institutions in England
Bursary Level Award
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Bursary level awarded
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This field records the training bursary awarded to the student. Bursary levels will vary according to the level of study of the student, their degree classification if applicable and the subject specialism in which they wish to train to teach.
A postgraduate student will only hold one bursary – either the 'Core Bursary Award' (codes 7, 8, 9 or A) or a 'Scholarship' (code 4). Undergraduate students on a course in maths, physics, or maths and physics which leads to QTS can qualify for an 'Undergraduate bursary' (code B).
Further guidance on the types of bursary, and the amounts available, may be found in the NCTL's 'Training Bursary Guide'.
Bursaries at postgraduate level
Bursaries at undergraduate level
Code B 'Undergraduate bursary' is currently the only bursary available to those studying at undergraduate level; if the qualification is in the subject of maths, physics, or maths and physics; and leads to qualified teacher status (QTS).
This bursary is awarded in the final year of a student’s course, but it is expected the valid entry will be returned in every year for the student to be eligible.
The Undergraduate bursary is applicable to students choosing to undertake the Undergraduate Opt-In scheme (Student.INITIATIVES code R). These are students who have chosen to 'opt-in' to an ITT course leading to QTS who would then be eligible to receive an Undergraduate bursary in their final (or penultimate and final) year of an undergraduate course. They will need to be returned in the ITT record from the year they commence ITT courses (i.e. the year following a student’s decision to 'opt-in'). Providers will need to ensure that the correct Student.YEARPRG is returned to reflect this, which will indicate the number of years a student has been studying an undergraduate course for.
The table below contains examples of how Undergraduate Opt-in students would be coded.
Quality rules to follow
To ensure correct level of funding for Bursaries.
Data type: BURSLEVCodeContentType
|National College for Teaching and Leadership
|Change management notes
|Additional guidance added to the Notes section on the subject of Undergraduate Opt-in bursaries.
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