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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

If you are commencing your teacher training programme in September 2017, the table below summarises the standard bursaries and scholarship available.

Bursaries and Scholarships

ITT subject/phase* Scholarship** 1st or PhD 2:1 or Masters 2:2
Physics £30,000 £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
Maths £27,500 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Chemistry £27,500 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000
Computing £27,500 £25,00 £25,000 £25,000
Languages (French)*** £27,500 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Biology £15,000 £12,000 £10,000
Music £9,000 £4,000
Primary Maths Specialism*** £6,000 £6,000 £6,000
Primary £3,000

* Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. Both elements will be assessed by your teacher training provider. If you have a degree from outside the UK, you should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table to see the bursary your degree may attract. You can also contact your training provider for clarification on your degree’s equivalency and your eligibility for a bursary and student finance.

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** Trainees are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body. Trainees in physics, maths and languages will usually need a 2:1, but can still apply with a 2:2 with significant experience. Trainees in chemistry or computing are able to apply with a 2:2 or above. Scholarships are awarded in place of a bursary. Find out more.

*** Bursaries are available for trainee teachers in modern foreign languages.

**** Bursaries are available to trainees on either primary maths specialist courses or primary general (with mathematics) courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent. Trainees on other primary courses may be eligible for the standard primary bursary

School Direct (salaried route)

Trainees on the School Direct salaried route will receive a salary from their school. The amount will depend on where the training takes place and the subject specialism. Trainees specialising in math, physics or computing can earn up to £30,000 before deductions.  The school will cover the cost of the training and so a tuition fee payment from the trainee is not required. Trainees will not be eligible for the bursary or scholarship in addition to a salary, however student support for living costs from Student Finance England or other regional provider may be available.

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BA Hons Primary Education with QTS

Students studying for a BA Hons Primary Education with QTS may be eligible to receive additional Bursaries and Scholarships available to full-time undergraduate students. For more information, visit here.

Receiving Bursary Payments

Bursary payments are processed automatically for eligible candidates by their chosen teacher training provider. You will be sent an application form to complete by the Faculty of Education and this will be checked along with evidence of your degree classification in the Student Centre during registration. Bursaries will be administered in 10 equal monthly installments from October to July. Students must be fully registered and all registration holds removed before any bursary payments are released to them.

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Disclosure Barring Service

Students are required to obtain an enhanced disclosure certificate through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) prior to the start of their programme. If satisfactory clearance is not received during your registration, you may encounter problems in receiving some elements of your student funding. Student must also complete an Occupational Health Check. To avoid any delay it is important that you respond to all emails and correspondence sent to you concerning the DBS and Occupational Health processes.

Please note that it is not possible to pay for the DBS application fee from your student support and you should therefore make provision for this cost as part of your financial planning prior to the start of your programme.

*The information above is dependent on your status as a home, EU/EEA or overseas student and further eligibility applies.