These are the most common questions we get asked about funding for educational psychology training.
If you are interested in a Teaching Agency, funded training place, a single application needs to be made via the Teaching Agency online application system. You can apply for a place at up to three universities within a single application. You do not need to submit a separate application for funding.
If you are successful in obtaining a Teaching Agency funded place, the Teaching Agency will pay course fees directly to the university for all three years of the course. The funding also includes a bursary, which is paid to trainees in the first year of the programme. The year one bursary is £14,400 (or £14,900 for trainees attending universities within London).
During the second and third years of the course, trainees are either paid a bursary or salary by their work placement provider. Please note that in recent years most placement providers have chosen to pay a bursary of around £15,000 to trainees in their second and third years of training. Some placement providers also pay an additional allowance of around £1000 for transport costs.
Applications made through the Teaching Agency are for funded places only. If you wish to apply as a self-funded candidate then you must contact the training provider directly. You can apply for both in the same year.
No, there is no application fee.
All successful applicants will be expected to undergo a CRB check. Either the trainee or the training provider will cover the cost of this, depending on the specific arrangement.
We are not aware of any other funding providers.
Example of the funding contract between the Teaching Agency and the 2012 cohort of trainees.
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