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The Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Fee Awards scheme is being run by LSIS on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). It provides a contribution towards the fees, for those training to teach in the further education sector. The Awards are made to the organisations delivering the training, on behalf of the trainee teacher.

The ITT Fee Awards offers £1,500 towards the fees of those training to teach basic maths/numeracy and English/literacy (including functional skills) in the further education and skills sector, and £1,000 towards those training to teach other subjects. To be eligible trainee teachers must be following a higher education institution (HEI)-validated qualification.

Colleges and other organisations offering courses to train to teach in the further education and skills sector can now apply for fee awards, on behalf of their students, through LSIS.

Fee Awards are available for those students beginning their teacher training in the 2012 / 2013 academic year. Details of eligibility and guidance on how to apply are available via the Excellence Gateway or via a specialist help desk. In addition to the ITT Fee awards, the Institute for Learning (IfL) will be administering the £400 grant for those undertaking their second year of initial teacher training, on behalf of BIS.

To apply to join the FE ITT Fee Awards Scheme 2012/13, please submit the Provider Registration Forms Parts 1 and 2 to ITTfeeaward@lsis.org.uk by Friday 27 July 2012. A second registration window will open in September, if the scheme is not over-subscribed initially.

Date Added: July 23rd 2012