I have a place on the music PGCE course in Canterbury, but I live in London and am very hesitant to leave my home. Come next June it would be impossible to find something similar if I wanted to move back to London. Options then are a daily commute to Kent or renting additional accommodation in Kent for the duration of the course. Both are expensive options and I've just learned that my grant has been reduced to reflect the location of study (it was originally calculated based on study in London). Either way will end up costing me money. Another option then is to apply in September to a London institution for 2012 and do that course comfortably from home. I'll be another year older (I'm already middle aged) and there is always the risk that I wouldn't be offered a place.....It may seem like I'm simply procrastinating, but if I was due to start at a London institution now I'd be genuinely excited by the prospect of the course.