DfE announce funding bursaries and scholarships for 2024-25.  -  

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Our programmes

We offer a range of routes into Initial Teacher Training. Read through the options below to find out which is the most suitable for you.

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As a recent graduate or career changer our SCITT route may be for you. You will spend 4 days per week in school and 1 day per week in training with us. You will spend time in two placement partnership schools. This is an unsalaried route but student loan funding is available for course fees and possibly living expenses. Tax-free bursaries and scholarships are available for some shortage subjects.

If you are already employed in a school setting, for example as a Teaching Assistant, you may be able to follow our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programme. This will allow you to continue working and earning your salary as you train, but still benefit from 1 day per week off-the-job training. Your course fees will be met by the Apprenticeship Levy. You will need to speak to us about whether your school is eligible for this.

If you are already employed in a school, have experience of teaching and are meeting the expectations of the Teachers' Standards, then this route may be for you. You will be assessed over a period of no more than 12 weeks by Ripley ITT staff for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. You will continue working as normal during this time. This route is not a training route and therefore comes at a much cheaper cost.

If you are not sure which route is right for you, select this option and follow our guided pathway to help you decide.

Our partners at South Cumbria School Direct work in close collaboration with Ripley ITT to deliver primary and secondary training based in and around Barrow and Furness. Visit their website to find out more.