Ministers recently announced changes to the current recruitment and retention incentives
The changes apply to the 2006/07 academic year, and are intended to boost recruitment in a wider range of shortage subject areas than are currently available.
The new shortage subject list for Training Bursaries and Golden Hellos, effective from September 2006, includes the following:
- Design and Technology
- Basic Skills (i.e. Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL to Level II)
- Business Administration (Bursaries only)
- Health and Social Care
Pre-service FE trainee Skills for Life teachers and FE Skills for Life teachers in their second year of teaching will be eligible for a continuation of the £6,000 Bursary and £4,000 Golden Hello.
The Training Bursary payments are untaxed, but taxed for Golden Hellos.
For the first time, part-time pre-service students will be eligible for a training bursary on a pro-rata basis and will play an important part in the widening participation agenda.
For more information, visit the Teachernet website.