Initial Teacher Training - Fees, Funding and Bursaries

There are a variety of sources of funding and support available to you as a student teacher while you complete your course. What you’ll be eligible to receive will vary according to the type of ITT course you are on, where you normally live, the subject you’re training to teach and where you’re training , as well as your personal circumstances.

Tuition Fees

Please find specific information regarding your course fees on the applicable course page.

If you have any queries regarding the cost of tuition fees then please contact the Revenue Unit by emailing revenue@southwales.ac.uk

Details regarding the University's available payment plans can be found on our Revenue Team's pages.

Funding

Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Training course are normally eligible for statutory undergraduate funding support. You can find further details regarding full-time funding, part-time funding and repaying your student loan on our Undergraduate Home Fees and Funding information page.  You can also find information regarding possible benefit entitlement and additional government funding.

If you have previously studied at undergraduate level then you may be eligible to receive further funding for specific teaching courses. Please see our previous study page and contact your funding provider to check eligibility.

Teaching Bursaries

The Welsh Government has announced financial incentives of up to £20,000 for PGCE students studying in Wales. Further information regarding 2018-19 Primary/Secondary teaching bursaries can be found here.

Bursaries are also available for those wishing to teach at post-compulsory level (i.e. ages 16 plus) of £3,000 for those undertaking designated courses to teach science, technology, engineering, maths, Welsh, literacy and numeracy and £1,000 for those undertaking other subjects.

Full details on the 2017-18 FE teaching bursary scheme in Wales can be found here. Full details of the 2018-19 scheme are expected to be released shortly.

Students and Benefits

Some students may be entitled to state benefits or tax credits while studying. Please see our Student and Benefits page for further information.