Fee Guidance for FE Trainee Teachers and Providers of FE Initial Teacher Education 2012/13
Date posted: 18 July 2012
LSIS has just published guidance on bursaries for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers offering eligible Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses for those training to teach in Further Education and Skills.
This guidance is for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers offering eligible Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses for those training to teach in Further Education and Skills.
Section 1 sets out details of the fee awards on offer to individual trainee/student teachers in 2012/13, and how organisations wishing to offer fee awards to their trainee/student teachers should apply.
Section 2 contains guidance on how trainees can apply through their teacher education provider.
Summary of scheme 2012/13
This fee award scheme will operate for the 2012/13 academic year only, in the first instance, for courses which start after 1 September 2012. The scheme will close for applications on 28 February 2013 at the latest, or sooner depending on the take-up of available funds.
In 2012/13 a choice from two levels of fee award is available to those undertaking the first year of an eligible further education (FE) sector-specific ITT qualification in England. Applications can be made for only one of the two options detailed below:
• a fee award of £1,000 is available for up to 10,000 applicants training to teach in the FE and skills sector and following a higher education institution (HEI) validated qualification;
• a fee award of £1,500 is available for up to 1,000 applicants training as subject specialists to teach basic maths/numeracy and English/literacy (including functional skills) and following an HEI validated subject-specific qualification to teach mathematics (numeracy) or English (literacy).