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Self finance a PGCE?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by choclover, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Do you think it's possible to do this? I won't get funding as I have already received it when I completed my PCET PGCE but if I don't get on the GTP this year, I need to maximise my chances of re-training to get QTS.
    So, if I applied for yet more money from the student loan company to cover the £3k tuition fees, do you think it's possible to get a bank loan to cover my living costs for the year? I don't have many outgoings as I am single and have no children or animals!
    Ta
     
  2. Do you think it's possible to do this? I won't get funding as I have already received it when I completed my PCET PGCE but if I don't get on the GTP this year, I need to maximise my chances of re-training to get QTS.
    So, if I applied for yet more money from the student loan company to cover the £3k tuition fees, do you think it's possible to get a bank loan to cover my living costs for the year? I don't have many outgoings as I am single and have no children or animals!
    Ta
     
  3. Really? I think you do, as you don't yet have QTS. You can have any amount of funding for other courses, including post-compulsory, but provided you don't yet have QTS, you are eligible for bursary, plus grant and loans from Student Finance England for a graduate initial teacher training course like PGCE Primary/Secondary.
    The only people who get nothing at all are those who already have QTS (then why do PGCE?) and those from outside EU/EEA.
    So together with a bursary of £4k to £9k, you should get up to £2906 in maintenance grant, up to £4397 in maintenance loan (plus around £500 in long courses loan), minimum £319 uni bursary plus up to £3225 in tuition fee loan.
    You can usually get interest and fee-free overdraft from a bank as a student, usually up to around £2000.
     
  4. Alec - I'm sending you a cyber kiss! I will definitely ring the SLC and see what I'm entitled to. That's such good news for once!
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  5. Hi,
    Does anyone know if I would be entitled to any financial help while doing a PGCE in primary I have previously done a PGCE in PCET which is not QTS. and I am not QTS. I would greatly appreciate an informed reply.
     
  6. The answer I gave two-and-a-half years ago still stands. You should be able to get funding, but there is no longer bursary for 2011/12 (there will be for 2012/13 when £6000 to £9000 fees are introduced; for primary it's proposed you get £9k if you have a first, £5k with 2:1 and £4k with 2:2) and you should still get grant and loans, if you are financially eligible.
     

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