Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning-FUNDING AVAILABLE (27/01/09): 

The Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (Ceppl) at the University of Plymouth is pleased to announce that its Innovations Fund has gone national. Funding is available to support small-scale learning and teaching projects associated with enhancing placement or practice learning. The Centre is inviting bids of up to £7,500.

Funding is available to colleagues from any discipline in Higher or Further Education, or in practice, with responsibility for supporting learners on placement. If you or your colleagues have an idea for a project which could make a difference to students, teachers, mentors or end users then we would welcome an application for funding. We are happy to accept individual or team applications. The closing date for funding is 6 of March 2009.

For further information on Ceppl funding, please visit our website at

Funding opportunities:

All students from England taking an eligible course of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) are entitled to some form of financial help. There are a number of routes to qualifying as a teacher, and the help you can get depends on which route you choose.