Finance

Training Bursaries

Unfortunately, the government have indicated that there will be no bursary funding for applicants looking to start their PGCE in September 2018.

Tuition Fee Loans & Maintenance Loans

These will be available and full details can be found on the Directgov website. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/new-fulltime-students

Tuition Fees

DPSCITT tuition fees for 2017/18 are £9,000.

A full tuition fee loan is available for this amount from the Student Loan Company. 

We are a non-profit making organisation.  Your money therefore is spent entirely on providing you with Outstanding Training.  Your fees are spent on:

 

% spent Money Spent on:
56% School Based Training:
Personal support - including 38 weekly designated mentor support sessions with your School Based Tutor, additional planning support with Class teachers, 1:1 support from the Programme Manager/Senior Tutor and lesson resourcing
35% Centre Based Training:
Provision of high quality trainers in subject specialisms, child development and behaviour, and professional development - rated as Outstanding by our Trainees.
9% Administration & Programme Support

 

We would expect that prospective Teachers embarking on their career would want the best possible support in their PGCE training year in order to find employment (Our employment rate for 2016 NQT's was 100%). Our course is excellent value for money and it prioritises individual support.

Professional and Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a bank loan. You make an agreement with a participating bank to borrow an amount between £300 and £10,000. Then once you've stopped studying, you pay it back in the normal way. The Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) pays the interest on the loan while you're studying – and for one month afterwards. After this, you'll pay interest at the rate fixed when you took out the loan. Interest rates on the loans are set so they're competitive with other 'unsecured' personal loans that are commercially available. Interest rates may vary from bank to bank. For further information, consult the participating banks.

Council Tax

You are classed as a full-time student for the duration of the course and are able to claim exemption for this period.
We will confirm your registration on the programme & that you are a full-time student, which you may find useful for entitlement to other benefits & discounts.

Health Costs – Prescriptions, Dentist

Students aged 19 or over are not automatically entitled to help with health costs. However, you can apply to the Low Income Scheme using Form HC1 to see if you qualify for help. This is currently not available on-line.Telephone 0845 610 1112 to order an HC1 Application Form.

Additional Support

You may be entitled to additional support for child care or, if you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA. Further information can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Contact details to apply for grants and loans:
www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 300 5090 between 8 am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9 am till 5.30pm Saturday to Sunday.
Address: Student Finance England PO Box 210 Darlington DL1 9HJ