Training bursaries of up to £20,000 on offer in Wales

CPD Action research
The Welsh government is offering the country’s top scientists and mathematicians up to £20,000 if they train to teach.

Education minister Huw Lewis has announced new financial incentives for top post-graduate students who train to teach maths, physics and chemistry in Wales as part of series of policies to drive up standards.

Eligible post-graduate trainee teachers with a first-class degree will receive the highest funding in 2014/15, with progressively lower amounts for those with a 2:1 or 2:2. Up to £15,000 will be available for those studying Welsh, modern foreign languages and ICT. For those with a first-class degree studying all other secondary post-graduate and primary studies teacher training courses, a £3,000 incentive will be available.

The policy is in line with a system of bursaries in England. However, the Welsh government is currently only offering these windfall incentives for the next academic year and it is yet to announce whether the scheme will continue.

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