Teacher Training Incentives

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Teacher Training Incentives

Kirsty Williams announces new and improved incentives for graduates to teach - read the article here.

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Priority subjects are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Welsh
  • Computer science
  • Modern foreign languages.

 

 

High priority subjects

 

Mathematics, physics, chemistry, Welsh, computer sciences

Medium priority subjects

 

Modern languages

All other main secondary subjects & primary

(high level support only)

 

Primary supplement

English, Welsh, mathematics and science only (degree subject specialism to raise standards in numeracy and literacy and support sciences)

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£20,000

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£15,000

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£3,000

 1st and/or PhD/Masters

 £3,000

2.1

£10,000

2.1

 £6,000

2.1

 £0

2.1

 £0

2.2

£6,000

2.2

 £0

2.2

 £0

2.2

 £0

 Notes

  1. Welsh-domiciled teacher training PGCE students may also be eligible for the standard student support package, made up of a loan for tuition fees and a package of support for living costs (‘maintenance’). The total maintenance package will be the equivalent to the National Living Wage whilst studying, made up of a mix of grants and loans, depending on household income.
  2. Mathematics, physics, Welsh and chemistry students with a 1st would receive the £20,000 incentive.
  3. Modern foreign language has been designated a medium priority recruitment subject to support policy developments in this area
  4. For those with a 1st degree classification (and/or a PhD or Masters) a £3,000 supplement in addition to the £3,000 incentive will be available to support students undertaking primary PGCE studies whose subject specialism is in English, Welsh, mathematics, physics or chemistry to support the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and core studies.

The full guidance for 2018/19 is available here.

 

Welsh Medium Improvement Scheme

This scheme is designed to help trainees who are studying postgraduate secondary courses, to qualify to teach through the medium of Welsh, and who require additional linguistic support. In addition to support and mentoring, eligible trainees, commencing September 2018, will receive a grant of £2,000 for all qualifying subjects. 

Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme

In October 2017 the Cabinet Secretary announced the New Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme. The Iaith Athrawon Incentive of £5,000 compliments the arrangements for existing support under the Welsh Medium Improvement Scheme with up to £2,500 payable on successful completion of QTS and a further £2,500 payable on successful completion of induction in Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school, or on successful completion of induction teaching Welsh in any secondary setting. 

The scheme commencing September 2018 is available here.

The full guidance on the scheme will be available in the summer. 

All teaching courses in Wales are listed on our How To Apply page. Take a look and make your next step in becoming a teacher.