Hi! I am in my second year of EPD, and can claim back travel expenses relating to my professional development from the GTCW. I chose to go on a course in London on a Saturday (A TES seminar) and I chose to go by train, (even though I can drive). To get to the course from the remote Welsh village where I work, I would have had to catch a train at 5.30a.m. and travel for 5hours! Rather than do this, I travelled to Chester on Friday night, and stayed at with my mum. I then caught the train at 8:30a.m. and enjoyed a speedy trip down! My question is: Is it reasonable for me to claim back the expense of my car journey to Chester, as well as my train fare? The drive cost me £70-80. Technically speaking I COULD have gone on the train from my village, despite the inconvenience, or driven to London directly. I do think that my detour was reasonable, but I don't know if I should try to claim it. What do you think?