Erasmus+ funding for language teachers

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Our Erasmus+ funding guide explains who is eligible for Erasmus+ funding, how to apply and which courses you can choose as part of the funding scheme for language teachers.

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What is Erasmus+ funding? 

Erasmus+ is a programme that offers funding for language teachers to train in the UK and develop their teaching skills.

Erasmus+ funding covers: your course, accommodation, sustenance and travel costs.

It replaces the previous funding programmes such as Comenius, Grundtvig and Erasmus.

Europass for Polish teachers 

Europass is part of Erasmus+ funding and our courses are eligible. Our teachers can sign your Europass documents at the end of the course.

Who can apply for Erasmus+ funding?

Erasmus+ funding is open to teachers from the 28 member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, Turkey, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

You can apply for funding for your teacher course if you are a:

  • Qualified and practising teacher of an official language of the EU
  • Trainer of foreign language teachers
  • Teacher re-training as a foreign language teacher
  • Primary school teacher whose responsibilities include teaching foreign languages
  • Teacher of other subjects through the medium of a foreign language
  • Language teacher re-entering the profession after a period away from teaching
  • Inspector or advisor in the field of language teaching

You are still eligible even if you have received Erasmus+ or Comenius funding before.

Which training courses can I receive funding for? 

All IH London teacher development courses are eligible for Erasmus+ funding. We offer a wide range of teacher courses to suit all interests and levels.

View the full range of IH London teacher development courses that you can take with Erasmus+ funding.

You can also use Erasmus+ funding for our General English courses and our English Accelerate course.

Choose which course you would like to do and contact us to reserve your place. You can reserve your place on a course while you wait for your funding decision.

Your school will need confirmation of your place for their funding application.

 How do I apply for Erasmus+ funding? 

Schools, organisations, training institutes and universities can apply for Erasmus+ funding on your behalf. You cannot apply individually anymore.

Your organisation needs to register as an applicant organisation on the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS).

Talk to the person responsible for staff development at your school and ask them to register, if they haven’t already. They will receive a PIC number once registered, which is needed for the application.

Ask your school to complete a European Development Plan (they might already have one and they might already have funding – always worth asking!)

Your school then completes an Erasmus+ application form (KA1). The award criteria is specified in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

IH London’s PIC number is: 945380916. You will need this for the application.

Your school will find out directly from Erasmus+ if your funding has been granted. You then need to confirm your reserved course with us.

When is the Erasmus+ funding deadline? 

The deadline for funding is usually in February of each year. The 2018 deadline was 01 February 2018.  The 2019 deadline hasn’t been announced yet. Updates are available at erasmusplus.org.uk/funding-deadlines

Apply now and reserve your course with us to make sure you are in time for the deadline.

How will Brexit affect Erasmus+ funding? 

Erasmus+ published a Brexit update statement from the UK Government that stated it still encourages organisations to bid for Erasmus+ funding. The underwrite guarantee covers all successful bids for Erasmus+ funding that are submitted before the UK exits the EU.

Talks are ongoing for the programme after this. Updates can be found at: www.erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update

Apply for funding now.

 Need help with your Erasmus+ application? 

Contact our Erasmus+ funding team

For further information, to check on an application or to let us know about your funding decision, contact our Erasmus+ team.