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Apply for a FE Bursary to Launch Your Teaching Career in September 2024!

About the Role

Launch Your FE Teaching Career in September 2024!

Do you have a passion for a subject and a desire to make a difference in young people's lives? Our Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) and PGCE programs could be the perfect starting point for your rewarding career in teaching in Further Education!

If you are a graduate or have industry experience in the following areas you could be eligible to apply for a FE Bursary to support your studies:

Computing, Engineering or Manufacturing, Mathematics, Science including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, English or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


The Department for Education FE (Further Education) ITE (Initial Teacher Education) bursary funding 2024 to 2025 is available for the following subjects.

Subject                                                                        Bursary

Computing                                                                    £30,000

Engineering or manufacturing                                      £30,000

Mathematics                                                                 £30,000

Science, including biology, chemistry, or physics         £30,000

English                                                                          £15,000

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)      £15,000


Please review the eligibility criteria to assess whether you qualify to apply for a bursary.

Bursary payments will be paid in equal monthly instalments over the duration of the course and are dependent on the individual completing the requirements outlined in the FE Bursary guidance. For further details on the FE bursary scheme click here.

The bursary funding is a limited fund and is available on a first come first served basis therefore is not guaranteed. We advise applying as soon as possible to ensure you have the best opportunity to obtain funding.

What will you gain?

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to become a qualified teacher (QTLS status).
  • Gain real-world experience through placements in an education setting.
  • Learn from passionate tutors and experienced practitioners.
  • After you have qualified, opportunity to apply for vacancies to start your career at Luminate Education Group.

Course details:

  • Start date: Induction week begins September 9th, course starts September 16th.
  • Course options: Full-time (completed in one academic year) or part-time (completed in two years).
  • Full-time: Primarily on placement (3 days/week) with university sessions (2 days/week) after October half-term. Initial block of university sessions before placement begins.
  • Part-time: Evenings (1 day/week) for university study, with recommended placement time (1-2 days/week).
  • Work Placement: Complete 150 teaching hours and 100 additional teacher training hours (meetings, parents' evenings, etc.) throughout the course. Receive valuable feedback through 8 lesson observations.

Ready to transform your passion into a career? Visit the University Centre Leeds website or contact us today to learn more! 

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About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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