Getting onto a PGCE is struggle enough as it is. You are expected to scrape by on a Teaching Assistant salary for goodness knows how long, and now that the government is scrapping bursaries we somehow have to find the money to get through the course too. Only to come out of training to high unemployment and not exactly the greatest salary if you do get a job. All very well if it's a second income or you have someone to support you through training but my partner is trying to get into teaching as well. It's the only thing I want to do but right now I feel utterly defeated!