The Department for Education has announced that thousands of would-be teachers are now eligible for three attempts at the professional skills tests they must pass to begin Initial Teacher Training (ITT) before they incur any cost, rather than one.
On top of this change – worth up to £77 per candidate – the government has removed the lock-out period that previously prevented candidates from re-taking tests for two years if they had been unsuccessful in two re-sits.
The announcement builds on a number of measures to recruit and retain high-calibre teachers, including a £75million investment in teachers’ professional development and follows the recruitment of 32,000 new trainees in 2017.
In full today’s changes are:
- The removal of a lock-out period that previously prevented aspiring teachers from re-taking tests for two years;
- No limit on the number of tests, and the first three tests are free of charge to all candidates; and
- Refunds for anyone who has already paid for tests in this year’s recruitment cycle – on or since 24 October 2017.
Today’s news adds to a growing number of initiatives to attract the brightest and best into the teaching profession, including:
- Increasing bursaries to £26,000 for all trainees with a 2:2 or higher in the highest priority subjects; physics, languages, chemistry, biology, computing, geography and classics.
- Offering a £20,000 bursary for maths trainees followed by two additional early-career payments of £5k each (£7,500 if teaching in local authority areas where teachers are most needed) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state school in England since completing their teacher training course.
- Offering scholarship schemes in six subjects for 2018/19; physics, maths, languages, chemistry, computing, and geography. Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free in all subjects except maths, where scholars will receive £22,000 tax-free.
- Offering bursaries for English trainees have been increased to £15,000 for all trainees with a 2:2 or higher, and bursaries in all other subjects are unchanged for 2018 to 2019.
If you haven’t already, apply to BGU today and start training in September 2018.
Careers and Careers and Employability and Fees and Finance and Funding and Learning and teaching and Learning Development and Masters and PGCE and Postgraduate and Student loan and Student loans and Teaching and Tuition fees Related Area
and any other tag
Assessment Only Route to QTS (Primary and Secondary)
Bed and breakfast
BG Conference & Events
BGU Foundation Fund
Business skills Support
campus related news
Careers and Employability
Certificate in Education
Church of England
Community & Partnerships
Continuing Professional Development
Early Childhood Studies
Emotional and Mental Health Conference
For Business and Employers
Freedom of Information
Halls of residence
Learning and teaching
MSc in Wellbeing in Learning and Teaching
Partnership in ITE
People and Organisational Development
Primary and Community Care
Social & Cultural History
Social Emotional and Mental Health Conference
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs & Disability
Sport & Fitness Centre
Theology & Ethics
Theology & Religious Studies
Training and Skills
Jan 14, 20190
Following two years of successfully providing a free platform to creative talents in the city, BG Futures are set to......
Jan 09, 20190
Around 300 final year teaching trainees began forging their future careers this week by attending the BG Futures Teaching Careers......
Jan 09, 20190
Supporting vulnerable children is the subject of a new collaborative work edited by Bishop Grosseteste University’s (BGU) Dr Pat Beckley.......
Dec 18, 20182
Lyndsay Muir, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development and Drama at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), has collaborated on a study into......
Dec 14, 20180
Students on the BA (Hons) Business course at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) recently enjoyed a guest lecture from David Thorpe; Development......
Dec 07, 20181
BGU Enterprise Club, run by the BG Futures, Careers, Employability and Enterprise team recently ran a series of events as......
Dec 06, 20180
BG Futures, the Careers, Employability and Enterprise arm of Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) put on not one, but two Teenage......
Oct 24, 20180
The Lincoln Teenage Market, organised by BG Futures at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), once again took over part of Lincoln’s......
Oct 18, 20181
Over the weekend of 13-14 October Mark Plater, subject leader for PGCE Secondary Religious Education at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), joined......
Oct 18, 20180
By James Foster I am currently doing a PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at BGU and as part......
Careers and Careers and Employability and Fees and Finance and Funding and Learning and teaching and Learning Development and Masters and PGCE and Postgraduate and Student loan and Student loans and Teaching and Tuition fees Related Contents
Jul 20, 20180
PGCE and School Direct applicants must apply via UCAS Teacher Training. The UCAS application fee is £1 for 2019 entry. GCSEs......
Jun 07, 20180
The Digital Learning team is committed to assisting students with the use of technology to enhance their learning. The team......
Jun 07, 20180
If you plan to begin your studies in September 2018/2019, you should visit the gov.uk website. Applications for the 2018/19 academic......
Apr 11, 20180
For Primary Education with QTS (3 year undergraduate), Primary Teaching Studies with QTS (15 month Progression Route) and PGCE Primary......
Apr 11, 20180
Full-time Students Part-time Students REPAYABLE REPAYABLE Non income-assessed: up to £9,250 (undergraduate) in 2017/2018 up to £9,250 (PGCE) in......
Apr 11, 20180
Volunteering can be an excellent way to further your studies and enhance your career prospects. Here at BGU, we offer......