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    I am interested in returning to university to train to be a primary school teacher, I would be looking at starting in September 2016, I am really unsure as to whether I would qualify for another student loan but I need to know as if I am going to apply to universities I will need to gain more experience in teaching to support my application, not knowing beforehand could waste a lot of time and I am struggling to find answers anywhere...my situation is this:

    - I'm 32
    - I studied for 1 year on a degree back in 2002, I finished the first year then decided not to carry on as the degree was pretty bad and I felt it was a waste of time and money.
    - I went back to university in 2006 and I didn't even complete the first year as I had a bit of breakdown, I remember having to pay back the SLC some money at the time.
    - I have been out of education since 2006 and have also been in and out of the UK, repaying my loan when I have been working in the UK.

    At the moment I owe the student loans company something like £11,500 - I have been repaying my loan over the years when I have been earning enough money.

    Would the student loans company loan me money to cover 3 years tuition and maintenance given that I have already been (and technically failed) university twice before? Is there any way of getting an answer? Does anyone have a similar experience?

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