If you are teaching why is your employer not paying? If they run a course they pull in funding for you and for the course. If they send you somewhere it is normally done at cost, your employer can pull down £400 and the teaching college gets its funding for having you as a student. I have no idea why anyone in a teaching post should pay for P/C/DTLLS, PGCE or similar. I paid for the first part of my cert as I worked for a charity, but as soon as I started teaching my employer paid, just as they are currently paying for a number of colleagues presently.