PGCE Fees and Funding
PGCE Primary and Secondary fees for 2013/14 - £8,700
ALL PGCE students meeting the residency requirements will be entitled to a tuition fee loan. Please visit the Direct.gov.uk website at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Alternatively you can contact the Student Loans Company Customer Support Office on 0845 300 5090.
In addition to the tuition support and student loans, the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is currently offering further ﬁnancial incentives and support (for those meeting the residency requirements) to offset the costs of PGCE training. The new TDA training bursaries can be found here
Trainee Teachers may be entitled to a tax free bursary from the TDA. The size of the bursary depends on training start date and the subject being taken. The new training bursary rates for eligible postgraduate trainee teachers starting eligible postgraduate ITT courses on or after 1st August 2010 are set out on the TDA website, www.tda.gov.uk.
Unfortunately the Department for Education (DfE) has announced the closure of the Golden Hello Scheme for all trainees starting their initial teacher training (ITT) in the academic year 2011/12 and beyond. More details can be found here
Access to Learning Fund
UCP Marjon also has an Access to Learning Fund to assist UK students in exceptional ﬁnancial difﬁculty such that continued attendance on their course may be at risk. Students eligible for other bursaries, grants or scholarships must apply to those schemes in the ﬁrst instance. In assessing hardship, all available sources of funding, including training bursaries and student loans, must have been utilised by the student. All awards from the Access to Learning Fund are discretionary. Students with dependants may apply to their Local Education Authority for ﬁnancial assistance from the ‘Parents Learning Allowance’.