Funding for the PGCE Training Programme (non-salaried)
Trainees are deemed to be students of higher education for the period of training and may receive student support (e.g. loans and bursaries) for the duration of their training.
Once accepted onto the PGCE Training Programme, trainees should make an application for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England. This money can only be paid directly to the ITT provider schools work with. Trainees must be registered on the programme before the University can receive the money.
Training bursaries and scholarships (non-salaried)
Trainees on the PGCE Programme, who are eligible for bursary funding and scholarships, will receive bursaries like trainees on other postgraduate ITT routes. Scholarships may be available for candidates who wish to teach priority subjects and are awarded by the relevant subject associations through a competitive application process.
The University will receive an allocation of bursary funding from the TA for all eligible ITT places. The provider will then pay the trainee the bursary directly.
The TA will issue details of bursary funding each academic year.
Please be aware that when applying, all subject bursaries are reviewed each year by the DfE, and there is no guarantee these will remain in place for the next academic year. Bursaries change from year to year in light of Teacher Workforce needs.