Initial Teacher Training 2020/21 - Bursary Level Award
Initial Teacher Training 2020/21
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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 or 9) 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 DfE'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 (or additionally computing and languages if the student is on an Undergraduate Opt-in programme) and leads to qualified teacher status (QTS).
This bursary is awarded in the final (or penultimate and final) year of the 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.ENTRYRTE=09). 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. Those students opting in to a Bachelor’s course will be entitled to a £9,000 bursary, Master’s opt-in students will be entitled to an £18,000 bursary.
They will need to be returned in the ITT record from the year they commence an ITT course. Providers will need to ensure that the correct Student.YEARPRG is returned to reflect this, which will indicate the number of years the student has been studying an Undergraduate course for.
The table below contains examples of how Undergraduate Opt-in students would be coded.
Service Leaver Bursary
This new valid entry has been added to record where an undergraduate trainee has left full time employment in the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy within 5 years of beginning the programme and meets other associated funding eligibility criteria. The Service Leaver bursary will be paid to eligible trainees in the final two years of their programme, as illustrated in the matrix diagram below. However, this valid entry should be returned in all years of the trainee’s ITT course in order to capture their eligibility to receive it.
Funding - Trainees must meet UK Student Finance eligibility criteria. They don’t necessarily need to have applied for Student Finance but they must be eligible to receive it.
Veterans eligible for Bursary - Have left the services in the last 5 years at the start point of their undergraduate degree with QTS are eligible to receive the bursary
Subjects eligible for the bursary - Only secondary maths, biology, chemistry, physics, computing or modern foreign languages are currently eligible:
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|Reason required||To ensure correct level of funding for Bursaries.|
Data type: BURSLEVCodeContentType
|Owner||Department for Education|
|Change management notes||Guidance has been updated to include the following valid subjects under the Service Leaver Bursary: 100326 'Italian Language', 100329 'Modern Languages', 101142 'Portuguese Language', 100330 'Russian Languages', 100333 'Welsh Language'.|
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