Government offers up to £26,000 cash help to train as a Tutor

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Government offers up to £26,000 cash help to train as a Tutor

The Government has announced a package of potential cash help to aid would-be College and Sixth Form Tutors take their first steps into the classroom, workshop or laboratory.


The bursaries – worth up to £26,000 – are available to graduates ready to start studying on a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) or those keen to achieve a Cert Ed and inspire students in their specialist subject. The bursaries are available to both full and part-time students through UCB (University Courses Burnley) who start their course this autumn, although terms and conditions do apply and there are a limited number of bursaries available.

If you are passionate about your subject and want to inspire the next generation the following bursaries are open for application by candidates nationally:
• Computing, Engineering (and/or Manufacturing), Maths and Science (including Biology, Chemistry or Physics) - £26,000
• SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) - £15,000
• English - £12,000.


Nina Parkin, head of the School of Teaching and Education at UCB, said:
“Teaching is a hugely rewarding profession where you can make a real difference to the lives of others. So many graduates of UCB’s School of Teaching and Education have changed their lives by returning to study and are now enjoying successful careers sharing their expertise and experience with students studying for A Level and Vocational qualifications.

Nina Parkin, head of School of Teaching and Education at University Courses Burnley. Nina has short blonde hair and is wearing a light pink business dress standing in front of a book shelf in the naturally-lit UCB building.

“As a UCB student you’ll develop all the skills and specialist knowledge you need to be an effective Tutor – that’s in developing engaging content and activities for lessons and tutorials; how you can inspire, support and protect your students and ensure that you have all the tools available to monitor how effective you are.
“You will also have the opportunity to put your new-found skills, knowledge and confidence to the test by observing our experienced, specialist Tutors in the classroom and gain your first experience as a Tutor yourself, with their support and guidance.

“The Government bursaries are a great stepping stone into teaching in subjects where there is a high demand for specialist Tutors and can help you transition from a full-time career in industry or degree studies into your new role. Teaching may not initially have been your first choice after university or college but it may be a role that you have found you enjoy in the workplace – training new recruits or helping your colleagues develop their own skills.

“Now’s the time to take advantage of the bursaries available to take your passion, skills and experience to a new level, building futures and changing lives.”

Interested in becoming an educator?

Read UCB Tutor Louise Berry's inspiring story here.

Louise Berry in white city and grey blazer sitting at desk in UCB classroom

Are you ready to take your career to the next level as a Tutor for students aged 16+? Contact our team of specialist advisors at UCB on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or call 01282 733400 for more information on teacher training courses at UCB and how you can apply now to start studying in September.

Find your ideal Teaching and Education course delivered by the industry experts at UCB, or find an Adult Learning at Burnley College course to start your journey. 

For further information on the Government guidance and eligibility for the bursaries, click here.

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