Yes, the West Midlands Consortium PGCE programme in 2017/18 will be £9,000. This includes the School Direct (PGCE).
No, you will automatically become a Staffordshire University student, complete with SU card. Your PGCE and Masters Credits are accredited by Staffordshire University and you will graduate alongside the University's postgraduates.
You can choose to pay your tuition fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.
Home students in England may be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant. This grant is means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants and the funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found at Directgov.
Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on Directgov.
Home students in England may be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on Directgov.
In 2017/18, bursaries will vary according to your degree class and the subject you train in. More information can be found on the DfE website.
No. You will be expected to pay for your own travel whilst you are training but we will make every effort to keep these costs as low as possible by aiming to place you in an appropriate school near to where you live.
For more information regarding finances contact the West Midlands Consortium