Hello, I am having somewhat of a dilemma, and am in need of some advice. I have secured a place on a PGCE course starting in September. This was my third (!) time trying to gain a place on a course, however; now I am having a massive case of not being sure if it the right thing for me to do. I have lots of experience working in education, I would be able to live for the year on just the student loan- there are lots of reasons why I can start in September. But, this is a bit but, my head just doesn't feel in the right place to undertake a massive change in direction. Are you able to defer a PGCE course a year? I don't want to give up on an opportunity that I have wanted for so long, but, I don't want to start the course and regret it and give up. I lurk on TES almost daily, but have never felt the need to post before. Thank you.