School Direct (unsalaried)
Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. For instance, if you teach secondary maths, you could get £30,000 – a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching.
You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are accepted on to a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria you will receive information on the bursary prior to your enrolment on the course.
If you have the potential to be an inspirational teacher and are passionate about your subject you could apply for a scholarship to support your training.
Scholarships of up to £28,000 are awarded to the most gifted trainees in a range of areas and in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations.
Subject scholarships are available in:
- Secondary maths.
View the Department of Education’s Get into Teaching pages to see details about the bursaries and scholarships available.
School Direct (salaried)
If you are studying on the School Direct (salaried) programme you will be employed and paid a salary by your school. The salary rates will vary depending upon the location of your school and what you are training to teach. You will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale, students training in maths, physics and computing can earn up to £25,000.
For more information, please visit Get into Teaching.
Loans and other funding
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you could receive a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help fund your teacher training year. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.
Visit GOV.UK and use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available, e.g. if you’re disabled or have children.
PGCE Alumni Discount
Christ Church is offering a 10% Alumni Discount on a range of PGCEs starting in 2018-19. A further 10% Alumni Discount is also available for students who are not in receipt of a Department of Education bursary, professional subject association scholarship or not eligible to receive a Christ Church grant/bursary.
Criteria for eligibility
The PGCE alumni discount is available in two parts:
- A 10% tuition fee discount for CCCU alumni, as follows:
- for students who are studying the full PGCE (primary or secondary) - 10% discount of the full tuition fee for students who are self-funding their tuition fees (i.e. the discount will not be applied if the student is being sponsored and the Sponsor is paying for the tuition fees);
- for students who are studying the PGCE School Direct - 10% discount of the additional fee for the PGCE ‘top-up’ element of the programme only (i.e. 10% of the ‘top-up’ fee of £3,290 which is paid over and above the training fee of £5,960).
It should be noted that the discount will not apply to the School Direct training fee element for any School Direct students, whether they are Salaried or Unsalaried. The discount will only apply to the additional fee for the PGCE ‘top-up’ if students are self-funding that element of the fee.
- An additional 10% tuition fee discount (on the same basis as above) for the following CCCU alumni
- for students who are not in receipt of a DfE bursary and who are not eligible to receive a CCCU grant / bursary;
- for students who are not in receipt of a DfE bursary, but who are eligible for a CCCU grant / bursary, students will receive either the additional 10% PGCE alumni discount OR the CCCU grant / bursary (whichever is higher and therefore of most benefit to the student).
Please read the Terms and Conditions
Free DBS Check and Equivalency Tests
If you have an offer of a place to study a PGCE (primary or secondary) in 2018-19, Christ Church will fund your DBS Check and Equivalency Tests.
Please read the Terms and Conditions