Guidance about the STP educational training support funding

Useful information for STP trainees and training officers about the educational training support funding.


Commissioners of the Scientist Training Programme (STP) will allocate £2,000, per trainee, each academic year, for educational training support and supply to the individual employers via the agreed contractual arrangements. For NHS England (NHSE) this funding will be included in the Trust’s Educational Contract, along with the salary support for trainees.

The primary purpose of this funding is to contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses that a trainee will incur as part of the academic component of the programme but can be used for other educational purposes/opportunities in supporting trainees on programme, such as attending the National School of Healthcare Science induction. Trainees should discuss and agree the use of this funding with their Training Officer as part of their training plan.

Funding cannot at present, be utilised to fund specific elective or Individual Professional Development modules or to procure IT equipment which should be provided to trainees by their employer to support any remote/home working requirements.

NHSE reserves the right to audit and/or request accountability information in relation to how the education training support fund has been utilised.

Last updated on 11th December 2023