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New scholarship fund for TAs

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by Yogs, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. On the Dept of Education website there is information out about new funding for specialist SEN qualifications up to degree level. I've only had a brief scan as I do not work with SEN pupils, however to qualify you need to be qualified to at least level 3 and working at least 50% of the time with SEN pupils or pupils with a disability.It is a competitive application process with the highest scoring applicants being allocated funds. Further details can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/ Good luck !
  2. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    We were emailed the information at work yesterday. Just beware - it seems that the funding has to be repaid if you leave your job within three years.
  3. snugglepot

    snugglepot Occasional commenter

    Thanks for that information I'll pass it on.
  4. Yes you do have to fund 50%, however given the lack of any other funding I guess it is better than nothing. There is a lot of small print to read. I only skimmed it as do not work with SEN pupils so I am not eligible to apply.
  5. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    School might fund other half?
    The courses also seemed limited to me but I may have missed something
  6. It's a shame there aren't more opportunities for experienced TAs to get degree courses part funded, as there are many who I am sure would make great teachers. Maybe if these scholarships prove successful it will encourage the government to make more funding available. Although I won't be holding my breath !
  7. I received information regarding a course provider who was charging £4,000 for the course so you would have to find £2,000 yourself. They also stated that they were not charging their usual fee of £6,000 so basically, it was a bargain!!!!!!!!!!!!

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