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Deadlines for claiming the Ethnic Minority Initial Teacher Education (ITE) incentive payments.


The Ethnic Minority Initial Teacher Education (ITE) incentive scheme provides a £5,000 grant to eligible students. 

The grant is paid in 2 instalments:

  • £2,500 once a student has been awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • £2500 once a student has successful completed induction

The payments must be claimed within one year of:

  • award of QTS
  • completion of induction

Deadlines for claiming each of the instalments for full-time students

Deadlines for claims (full-time students)
Scheme year (programme start)Qualified Teacher Status QTS) awarded fromDeadline for QTS payment claimsInduction awarded fromDeadline for induction payment claims
2022 to 202301/08/202331/08/202401/08/202431/12/2027
2023 to 202401/08/202431/08/202501/08/202531/12/2028
2024 to 202501/08/202531/08/202601/08/202631/12/2029

The deadline for claims will be a year later for part-time students.

Payment of instalments from September 2022

Instalments will be paid by ITE partnerships and Welsh Government. Read the guidance on the payment process related to the year of study.