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IfL bursaries for numeracy diplomas

Date posted: 13 February 2013

IfL is pleased to announce that in the financial year 2012-13 it will continue to administer bursaries to trainee teachers on behalf of Ufi Charitable Trust, to help towards the cost of a numeracy specific diploma.

A bursary of up to £200 for the first year of a course and up to £150 for second year is now available. This can be backdated to 1 September 2012, to trainee teachers who do not already hold an initial teacher training (ITT) qualification in numeracy and are current members of IfL, who meet the criteria below.

Eligibility criteria and additional information:

■ The trainee teacher must be undertaking one of the following numeracy courses:

■ Level 5 Additional Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy in the Lifelong Learning Sector

■ Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Mathematics Numeracy) (partly integrated route)

■ Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Fully Integrated route).

■ The course must be undertaken on a part time in-service basis, in the course of employment as a trainee teacher.

■ In 2012-13 the numeracy bursary is available to those working in all areas of the further education (FE) sector.

■ The numeracy course must have commenced the first year in the academic year 2011-12 or be commencing in the academic year 2012-13 up until 31 March 2013.

■ The bursary will be paid to the employer who will then pass it onto the course provider where their employees (trainee teachers) are undertaking their numeracy course.

■ In the event of withdrawal from the course where fees have not been paid or a full refund is received then the bursary must be repaid to IfL.

■ The bursary is limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

■ The bursary will close on Thursday 28 February 2013 or once the funding limit has been reached. Payments will be made in March 2013.

■ To apply please download an application (xlsx) and complete the details of the course which staff are undertaking onto the spread sheet and return to fitt@ifl.ac.uk

For any enquires please contact fitt@ifl.ac.uk