I have a job lined up for September, but won't be paid until the end of that month. I have been unable to find temporary summer employment (hence the delay) and wondered if i'd be able to sign on? I've had a look at the form, but it's rather confusing! It asks if I am currently employed (to which the answer is yes and no) It also asks how many hours i normally work per week (i'm not sure) I have asked for payments to be back dated to when I finished my course- but how do I prove when my course finished? I now have my PGCE certificate and QTS certificate, but is this enough? Or should I email my university and request a letter? Anybody actually claiming/ claimed during the months between the end of the PGCE and start of teaching post?