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Teaching at Leeds Trinity

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

Tuition fees and loans

Leeds Trinity postgraduate PGCE tuition fees are £9,250 in 2020–21​. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

You will not have to pay these fees upfront.

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for 2020/21 for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments. Full-time students will not start repaying their loan until the April after you leave university once you're earning over £26,575. This earning threshold may be adjusted annually in line with average earnings by the government.

2020-21 Education course fees (UK and EU)

CourseTuition Fee
Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with QTS (Undergraduate) £9,250 per year
Primary Education (Later Years 5-11) with QTS (Undergraduate) £9,250 per year
MA Education £5,500
PGCE Primary (3-7) £9,250
PGCE Primary (5-11) £9,250


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.

English and EU students 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 in 2019–20​ and 2020-21

All UK funding bodies have confirmed that EU students who start a course in 2019/20 and 2020/21 will continue to remain eligible for financial support.

EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students.

Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.

For more information visit the UK ​Council for International Student Affairs website.

Financial support for EU students in 2021-22

UK countries are in the process of confirming eligibility for financial support for EU students. England has announced that EU students will not be eligible for 'home fee status' or financial support. For more information visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Bursaries and scholarships 2020-21

Training bursaries and scholarships are available for eligible UK and EU students during PGCE Provider-led, School Direct  and SCITT courses that start on or after 1 September 2020. If you're receiving a salary from your school, you are not eligible for a bursary or scholarship as well.

Subject-specific scholarships

A number of organisations offer a limited number of scholarships ranging from £17,000 to £34,000 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.

ITT bursaries

ITT bursaries are provided by the government. Institutions are responsible for making the bursary payments to eligible students. The bursaries are given to UK and EU students only (so you must meet the residency eligibility criteria set for statutory student finance) and depend on which ITT course subject you are studying and the degree you currently hold.

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

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 in summer 2020.

Help and support

You can contact the Student Adviser Emma Quirke with your questions and queries on +44 (0) 113 283 7173 or  email: studentfinance@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

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