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There are many pathways to becoming a teacher, whether you choose to do an undergraduate or post-graduate programme of Initial Teacher Education. To gain access to the programmes of initial teacher education, you must meet the minimum entry requirements, which are set by the Minister for Education, in consultation with the Teaching Council.

Financial supports

The main financial support available for eligible students attending full-time further and higher education courses is the student grant, which may include a maintenance grant or a fee grant, depending on eligibility.

Further information on bursaries and other financial supports and the criteria for the Free Fees Scheme are available at

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