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How to fund your PGCE course

The funding option available to you depends on your personal eligibility, your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your Bath Spa University studies. 

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) funding is administered by Bath Spa University in accordance with criteria determined by the government. Find out more about the teacher training funding available to you below.

PGCE Funding

NCTL bursary

National College for Teaching and Leadership funding is administered by Bath Spa University in accordance with criteria determined by the government.

For more information about the National College for Teaching and Leadership funding please visit the following websites:

NCTL eligibility and applying

Eligibility is based on:

  • Be eligible for UK student support (including support to EU students). Information about student finance is available on the GOV.UK website. Student support covers the student loans that you can apply for from Student Finance when studying on a PGCE course. You do have to apply for this funding to enable your eligibility to be assessed before we can consider you for funding, but you do not have to take out any loans.
  • Have a relevant degree classification and/or qualification.
  • Not already hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Not be employed and carrying out paid teaching work when receiving funding. (NB School Experience, which is part of your PGCE course, is not paid teaching work.)
  • Not be taking any other Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course.
  • Agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the funding scheme.

As part of your enrolment you will be considered for NCTL funding. The amount of National College for Teaching and Leadership funding you receive will be dependent on your:

  • Course subject
  • Degree classification
  • pPrsonal eligibility.

Provided you satisfy the above eligibility you will receive an award from this scheme.

NCTL payment plans

Your National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary will be paid to you in instalments over the length of your study period.

If you study full-time you will receive your National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary in ten equal instalments.

Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be paid by the same method and timing as the National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary.

National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary instalment amounts/dates as follows:

 

Bursary and Scholarship

10 Instalments

Enhanced payment in February and July only

£3,000

£300

£0

£4,000

£400

£0

£6,000

£600

£0

£9,000

£900

£0

£10,000

£1,000

£0

£12,000

£1,200

£0

£15,000

£1,200

£1,500

£20,000

£1,500

£2,500

£25,000

£2,000

£2,500

£27,500

£2,250

£2,500

£30,000

£2,500

£2,500

 

When is NCTL funding paid?

Your National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary will be paid direct into your bank account on the following dates:

  • 13th October 2017
  • 10th November 2017
  • 8th December 2017
  • 5th January 2018
  • 9th February 2018
  • 9th March 2018
  • 6th April 2018
  • 11th May 2018
  • 8th June 2018
  • 6th July 2018

Other funding

Other funding available for PGCE students:

Early Years ITT

Money advice – Trainee Teacher Fund

Schools Direct – unsalaried route

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Teacher training funding – Student Finance tuition fees and maintenance loans

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