Developing Professional Learning Communities
Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be £8,850 (inclusive of a PGCE awarded by an HEi provider). Assessment of students resident in England is carried out by Student Finance England administered by the Student Loans Company; for those in Wales by the Local Education Authorities; for those students resident in Northern Ireland by Education and Library Boards; and for those students resident in Scotland by the Student Awards Agency of Scotland. The appropriate authority will firstly determine whether you are eligible for means testing under this system and secondly the amount of Government support you should receive. This will depend on your own and, in most cases, your legal guardian’s or spouse’s/partner’s income. For further information, visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
Eligible students who have a personal liability for fees will be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover these costs. This means that they won’t have to find the money before they start their course or whilst they are studying, and the fees will be paid direct to their university or college on their behalf by the Student Loans Company. You won’t have to pay the cost of tuition charges up front and you will only repay the loan once you’re in employment and earning above £25,000. Some students elect to pay their own fees which are due at the beginning of the course.
Many postgraduate students are eligible for a training bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). The NCTL training bursary is administered by your provider on behalf of the NCTL. To be eligible for a training bursary, you must be a home or EU trainee on a NCTL funded course and be eligible for student support. Training bursaries are tax-free for full-time students.
For the standard financial incentives available in 2018/19 (National College for Teaching and Leadership initial teacher training bursaries) see below. You will need a first, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. An overview of the bursaries or scholarships available to train in different subjects can be found below or click here for more information.