2012 PGCE bursaries announced
Updated on: 25/02/2013
Training Bursaries of up to £20,000 (for some secondary shortage subjects) and up to £9,000 (for primary) from the Teacher Development Agency are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses at Newman, who are not employed as teachers. Bursary amounts vary depending on the subject taught and and degree class of the applicant. The 2012/13 bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career.
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This loan and also the means tested non repayable maintenance grant, is available through Student Finance England.
Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, from 2012/13 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.