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You'll pay tuition fees if you're studying a PGCE or School Centred Initial Teaching Training (SCITT). However, you can apply for a loan to pay the fees. You pay the fees back when you finish the course and start work.
If you study a PGCE you are likely to qualify for a bursary. How much you get depends on the subject you want to train in, and where and when you train. You get more if you apply to teach shortage subjects like maths, science, modern languages and music. You may also be eligible for a golden hello of several thousand pounds if you train to teach a shortage subject.
From September 2006, PGCE students received a package of training incentives consisting of a non-means tested grant and the opportunity to apply for an additional means-tested grant.
Tuition fees are different in Wales, so the support arrangements are also different. See a press release from the Welsh Assembly for more details. Visit the Training and Development Agency for Schools for details of support available for PGCE students.