Teacher training (PGCE) students 2013/14
Students on teacher training (PGCE) courses can access the following funding help in 2013/14. You may also be eligible for extra help if you have dependents.
The details quoted on this page are subject to confirmation and may change. We strongly advise that you check all information before making a final decision.
Students from England
You may be eligible for a package of support including:
- a low-interest maintenance loan (which you pay back once you are earning); and/or
- a non-repayable maintenance grant (which you do not have to pay back).
Maintenance loans: This is the main source of support for students in higher education. It helps you to pay for things like accommodation, travel, books, course equipment and living expenses.
There are two maximum rates of maintenance loan:
- £7,675 if you live in your own or rented accommodation whilst studying; and
- £4,375 if you live in your parents' home whilst studying.
The maximum maintenance loan rate increases in line with inflation each year but (for courses of more than one year) will be lower in the final year of your course (because it doesn't cover the summer vacation for that year).
Part of the maintenance loan is income-assessed so the amount you get may be reduced if your household income is more than around £42,611.
Interest will be charged (at the same rate as the tuition loan) from the time the first instalment is paid until you have repaid it.
Maintenance grants: maintenance grants provide additional non-repayable support for your living costs. It is paid instead of part of your maintenance loan (up to £1,677) and is fully income-assessed as follows:
|Household income ||Amount of grant
|Between £25,001 and £42,611||£3,353–£50|
|£42,612 or higher||Nil
Summary of funding: here is a summary of the student finance you might receive to help with your living expenses:
|Household income ||Maintenance grant ||Maintenance loan (London rate) ||Total student finance for living costs|
(Figures are subject to confirmation and may change.)
Teacher training bursary
Non-repayable and non-taxable bursaries are available from the Government as follows:
|Training bursary 2013/14||ITT subject/phase|
|Physics, chemistry, maths||Modern languages||Primary maths specialist||Other priority secondary and primary|
|Trainee with first||£20,000||£20,000||£11,000||£9,000|
For more information, please visit the Department for Education's website.
Students from Wales and Northern Ireland
Funding for students from Wales and Northern Ireland is similar to that for students from England although there are some small differences. Please visit the Student Finance Wales website or the Student Finance Northern Ireland website for more information.
Students from Scotland
The Scottish funding system is different to the rest of the UK. Visit the Student Awards Agency for Scotland website for more information.