Frequently Asked Questions

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If I do not complete the programme what happens to the grant?

You will receive a £15,000 grant paid in three instalments of £5,000 at the beginning of each year of undergraduate study. If you do not complete the full programme (6 years) the Department for Education will ask you to repay the grant – recovery will be on a sliding scale – so the full grant will be recovered if you leave before successfully completing initial teacher training (ITT); two-thirds will be recovered if you have successfully completed ITT and then withdraw; and one-third if you successfully complete 12 months’ subsequent employment but do not stay employed as a teacher for a further 12 months.