Funding for training in England
Working as an unqualified teacher on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), you must be employed in an eligible school for the duration of your training. Your school will pay you an unqualified teacher's salary depending on your responsibilities, experience and location.
TDA funded places
There are a limited number of TDA funded places available on the GTP. On a funded place, the TDA will pay your GTP training provider a grant towards the cost of your training. We may also pay your school a contribution towards your salary. This salary grant is only available for training in state-maintained schools.
On a TDA funded place, you will not have to pay any training fees.
Non-TDA funded places
It is possible to train on the GTP without TDA funding, if your school or other sponsoring body is willing to cover the cost of your salary. You will need to enquire with your chosen school and GTP training provider to find out if this option is available. In this situation, you may be charged a training fee by your GTP provider.
You should contact your GTP training provider for more information about any additional costs.
Funding for the GTP in Wales
You cannot apply to the GTP in Wales via the TDA website.
Further details about how GTP funding works in Wales can be found on the Teacher Training & Education in Wales website.
Further advice on your application
If you wish to apply for the GTP, but have further questions about funding, please check your preferred training providers' websites, or get in touch with them by telephone or e-mail. Contact details and information on the availability of places can be found on the training provider pages.
For further information about the GTP or alternative routes into teaching, please contact the Teaching Information Line on 0845 6000 991 (0845 6000 992 for Welsh speakers).