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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 2024/25

Last updated: 8 December 2023

Studying to become a teacher after completing an undergraduate degree

Postgraduate routes such as the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) allow graduates to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS).

Tuition Fees

If you are on a PGCE course you will have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees for 2024/23 are currently £9,250 for Home students and £16,600 for Overseas Students.

Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan

Home students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This loan is available through Student Finance England. Full details can be found on the website.

Training Bursaries

Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class. Students undertaking a School Direct Salaried course are not eligible for these training bursaries.

Full details, including a list of the standard training bursaries available in 2024/25, can be found on the Get into Teaching website – Bursaries.


Bursary payments are processed automatically for eligible candidates by the University, but you will need to complete a declaration form before the training bursary can be paid. This will be emailed to you in early September 2024. Students will also be required to submit their bank details via ‘Your Student Record’, accessible via MyGlos to facilitate payments to be made by BACS.

Payment schedules

Full-time students

Trainees will receive the bursary in equal monthly instalments from October 2024 to July 2025.

Part-time students

Trainees will receive equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, excluding the summer period. The payment plan can be amended if necessary, students will need to discuss this with the Student Funding Office by emailing

All trainees must be in attendance on the course on the first day of the month in order to receive the bursary for that month. Funds should reach bank accounts on the fifth working day of the month.


If you’re passionate about your subject and have the potential to be an inspirational teacher you could apply for a scholarship to support your training. Scholarships are awarded to the most gifted trainees in chemistry, computing, languages (French, German and Spanish only) maths and physics in partnership with highly regarded professional subject associations.

Full details are available on the Get into Teaching website – Scholarships

Further help and advice

The University of Gloucestershire has a dedicated Money Advice Team to offer information, advice and guidance on all aspects of student finance. They provide a confidential service to prospective and current students. They can be contacted by email at

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