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Bursaries for part-time PGCE

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by valreas, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. I have just been offered a place on a part-time (2 year) primary PGCE course at the IoE. Having looked at their website today it appears that the new TDA bursaries coming in for 2012/13 are only available for full-time students. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? I won't be earning while I'm doing the course - I opted to apply for the part-time course because I have two young children and wanted to continue spending some time at home with them while doing the course.
     
  2. I have just been offered a place on a part-time (2 year) primary PGCE course at the IoE. Having looked at their website today it appears that the new TDA bursaries coming in for 2012/13 are only available for full-time students. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? I won't be earning while I'm doing the course - I opted to apply for the part-time course because I have two young children and wanted to continue spending some time at home with them while doing the course.
     
  3. Hi, I'm afraid I can't shed any light but would love it if someone else could! I have three children and will start at IoE in Sept too. I am aware that breakfast clubs, childminders etc will all cost money and will be necessary even when studying part time.
     
  4. Why would you think this to be the case? I have just looked carefully at the TDA web site pages about the bursaries from September 2012, and it says nothing at all about full-time / part-time. Can you quote the part which made you think that bursaries will only go to full-time students?
    OtC
     
  5. I have now established for certain that bursaries from September 2012 are available for part time PGCE students.
    OtC
     
  6. It was from the IoE website section regarding funding oscarthecat - it said "Note: training bursaries are not available to non-EU students or part-time students or students on employment based routes."

    Thank you - if you're right (not meaning to doubting you - just hesitant to celebrate too soon) that will make a huge difference to me.
     
  7. Thanks OtC - really helpful and great news!
     

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