Teaching at Leeds Trinity

Leeds Trinity University provides Postgraduate teacher training through PGCE Provider-led, School Direct and SCITT study routes.​

On this page you can find information about: 

Tuition fees and loans

Leeds Trinity postgraduate PGCE tuition fees for UK Home students are £9,250 in 2023-24.

Paying your tuition fees

Eligible UK Home students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through monthly repayments.

Students who do not take out a tuition fee loan or who are not eligible for a tuition fee loan will need to make payment of the tuition fees directly to Leeds Trinity in line with the Student Financial Regulations.

For more information on paying your fees yourself directly to Leeds Trinity please contact Finance@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Repaying your loans

As a full-time student, you will not start repaying your loan until the April after you leave university, and once you're earning over a set threshold. The threshold depends on which funding body your student finance is from (e.g. Student Finance England / Student Finance Northern Ireland etc.) and which year you started Higher Education. For more information visit the Repaying Your Student Loan page of the Gov.uk website.

International Students

International and EU students can now apply for a PGCE at Leeds Trinity from 2023-24. The fees for international and EU applicants is £12,500. Get more information on international fees and finance.

If you are looking for Undergraduate Primary Education funding information, please see the Undergraduate finance page.

Tuition fees status and assessment

Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home and International students. Before you begin your course we must establish your tuition fee status. 

Open the Tuition fees status and assessment PDF below for more information.

Maintenance funding 

UK students on non-salaried places studying full-time can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability. For more details, download our Financial Information l​eaflet.

Students in England can apply and find out more information on the gov.uk Student Finance website. This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.

Students from other UK countries can find information and apply at:

All students can find information on repaying stude​nt loans on the UK Government website.

Students on salaried places or students on non-standard length courses will not be eligible for any Student Finance.

Financial support for EU students

EU Nationals who have settled status or pre-settled status under the EUSS scheme, usually qualify for Home Fees and can usually apply for student finance, providing they meet the residency eligibility criteria (where you have been ordinarily resident prior to the start of the course).

What funding you will be eligible for will depend on your status and residency history. Visit Student finance: Eligibility - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for more information.

EU Nationals who do not have a status through the EUSS scheme will normally be classed as International Students. 

Bursaries and Scholarships 2023-24

Initial Teacher Training bursaries and scholarships are available for eligible UK students during PGCE Provider-led, School Direct and SCITT courses that start on or after 1 September 2023. If you're receiving a salary from your school, you are not eligible for a bursary or scholarship as well.

The following bursaries and scholarships are available in 2023-24:

Subject

Bursary

Scholarship

Chemistry

£27,000

£29,000

Computing

£27,000

£29,000

Maths

£27,000

£29,000

Physics

£27,000

£29,000

Design and Technology

£20,000

 

Geography

£25,000

 

Languages (including ancient languages)

£25,000

£29,000 (in French, German, and Spanish)  

Biology

£20,000

 

English

£15,000

 

Initial Teacher Training bursaries

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) bursaries are provided by the government. Institutions are responsible for making the bursary payments to eligible students. The bursaries are given to students who meet the residency eligibility criteria set for statutory student finance (so students who are eligible for tuition fee loans from the Student Loans Company) Bursaries are available to trainees with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.

To find out more about what bursaries are available and the eligibility criteria please visit the Get Into Teaching Bursaries and Scholarships web page.

Subject-specific scholarships

A number of organisations offer a limited number of scholarships of £26,000 depending on the subject:

For more details of what scholarships are available, eligibility and how to apply visit the Get Into Teaching website

You must inform Leeds Trinity if you are awarded a scholarship. Institutions are responsible for making the scholarship payments to eligible students. If you are eligible for a scholarship you will not be eligible for a bursary.

To find out how the scholarships and bursaries are paid please visit the Get Into Teaching website - How you will be paid page. ​

Leeds Trinity will provide eligible students with payment information with their entitlement letter.

Students will need to sign eligibility declaration forms before starting the course and during the course in order to receive payment of the bursary.

The forms and entitlement letters are sent out in summer 2023.

Residence eligibility

To be eligible for a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/SAAS criteria and you may be required to evidence/verify this to Leeds Trinity. This does not apply to trainees studying languages and physics.

Degrees from other countries

If you hold a degree from outside the UK then Leeds Trinity will determine if you are entitled to a bursary and the amount, after they have seen your degree certificate. Leeds Trinity will use information provided by you and UK ENIC – (the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills). to determine your degree equivalency.

Do I have to apply for a bursary?

No, you do not need to ‘apply’ for a bursary. If you’ve received an offer from Leeds Trinity and you’ve applied for a course that attracts a bursary we’ll contact you in summer 2023 to confirm your entitlement. You will need to return all the forms we send you with your entitlement email so that we can process the payment of your bursary.

Do I have to apply for a scholarship?

Yes, you have to make an application to the relevant professional body and you must inform Leeds Trinity, if your application is successful, that you have been awarded a scholarship.

Payment of Training Bursaries and Scholarships

Payments are usually made in 10 equal instalments from October to July Payment arrangements are subject to change. Students will need to be fully registered on the course to be eligible for payments and must have completed all bursary declaration forms before the start of the course and throughout the year as instructed by Leeds Trinity.


For more information on eligibility, payments and terms and conditions visit getintoteaching.education.gov.uk.

 

Help and support

Further information and advice is available from our Money Advice Team. Email: moneyadvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​