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Fees and Funding

Funding for postgraduate teacher training

Funding for teacher training is available for eligible graduates who are starting their training in the 2017/18 academic year on postgraduate routes including the non-salaried School Direct programme.

Funding amounts will vary depending on your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification.

Training bursaries

To encourage the best graduates to enter the profession, financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach. You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments at the beginning of your course.  Primary education trainees may be eligible for a bursary up to £3000 (dependant upon degree classification).

Eligibility for a training bursary

Eligibility for a training bursary is established by the teacher training provider who will confirm the amount a trainee is entitled to. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

Tuition fee loan

If you are on a postgraduate teacher training course which is not salaried, you will have to pay tuition fees. Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England

No trainee will need to pay the cost of tuition charges up front. They will only pay once they are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.

You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments on the GOV.UK website

Eligibility

Your tuition fees and any other bursary or financial support depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

Student loan for maintenance

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on the GOV.UK website

Maintenance grant

Home students in England may also be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants and the funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found on the GOV.UK website

23rd March 2017

WCPSD Jobs Fair

WCPSD students exhibit their teaching talents to prospective employers within the Archdiocese.

1st March 2017

Skills Tests

We have advised our 2017 cohort to have their skills tests completed by 14th July 2017. We advise that any further candidates that may be on a standby list that they also adhere to this as well as all conditions set by Liverpool Hope need to be met prior to start of course.

1st March 2017

Recruitment update - We have 2 further places available,.

We have been advised that we are allowed to recruit a further 2 candidates even though we are currently at full capacity (until we are awarded further training places from the NCTL). If you are wanting to train with us we advise that you contact us by email, enquiries@wcpsd.org.uk expressing your interest. We are in the process of trying to secure further places for our September 2017 cohort.