PGCE Teacher Training Bursaries

PGCE Bursaries

Each year the Welsh Government offers Teacher Training incentives. The bursary amounts that are available and the subjects to which they are linked are determined annually in response to the needs of the education sector. Below you will find a table that details the financial incentives available for PGCE students starting in September 2018.

The Minister for Education and Skills has announced the availability, subject coverage and level of PGCE initial teacher training (ITT) incentives that will apply in Wales in the academic year 2017/18 as follows:

First degree qualification of student

High priority subjects

(Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Welsh or computer science)

Medium priority subjects 

(Modern Languages)

All other main secondary subjects & Primary teaching 

Primary supplement (English, Welsh, Maths and Science degrees only) 

1st class honours

£20,000

£15,000

£3,000

£3,000

2:1 

£10,000

£6,000

£0

£0

2:2

£6,000

£0

£0

£0

 

Notes

  • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Welsh and Computer Sciences trainees with a 1st would receive the £20,000 incentive plus fee grant, to compete with students in England on PGCE scholarships. 
  • For those with a 1st degree classification a £3,000 supplement in addition to the £3,000 incentive will be available to support students undertaking primary PGCE studies whose subject specialism is in English, Welsh, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry to promote core subjects.