It isn't,t always bad kmc1378. Both of my placements have been 15 mins or less from my house. I'd got a job lined up for sep byJanuary and have already got the Masters side of my PGCE done. Both have my mentors have been lovely and supportive in every way ( mainly, I think, because they appreciate the amount of work I put in for the pupils and department). I haven't done any work on a Friday or Saturday night since being on the course, and I've taken the whole day of today to relax in the sun. Organisational skills and discipline are really important.. If you have those skills you will be fine.