These places are aimed at graduates with three or more years' work experience. However, schools can decide to accept applications from candidates with less work experience to attract high quality candidates in hard to fill subjects.
Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher. The NCTL provides funding to lead schools in order to cover training costs and subsidise trainee salaries.
Both routes carry the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and some may also lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Bursaries and scholarships
These places will be funded through the NCTL to subsidise salary and training costs. The funding rates reflect the priorities of the subjects and schemes. In particular, it should be noted that there are different rates depending on the location of the employing school to reflect the different salary scales in place across the country.
Schools recruiting and training primary teachers who specialise in teaching mathematics will receive a £2,000 supplement to the standard rate for the primary programme. Schools with 35% or more pupil-premium funding will receive a 10% funding premium.