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Hi,

I'm not sure if anyone can help me, but here goes... I will keep it as simple as possible.

I started a PGCE September 2015, but deferred in March due to health reasons. I am due to resume my studies and have a placement lined up for September 2016.

I have my 2nd placement to do and 2 MA assignments. Now, my placement will run September to December and I will gain my QTS in January. However, I also have the two assignments to complete, and pass, before being awarded the full PGCE.

Here is where it gets interesting...

I assumed I would just be awarded funding for ONE TERM. This would enable me to complete my course by December, but I have been awarded funding for the entire year!!

Firstly - is this right/normal??

Secondly - If I complete my placement by December, but remain registered on the course to complete the assignments for their usual submission dates of March & June, would I still receive the full amount of finance each term.. I.e would I still be classed as on the course for the entire year despite having completed half of it and only being there for the Masters part...

Now the downside to this would be the fact that I would have all the additional loans added on to my already mountainous student loan debt... The upside would be that I could concentrate on the placement, then separately, the assignments.... while still receiving funding.


I hope this makes sense and someone is able to advise please.
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(Original post by redmel1621)
Hi,

I'm not sure if anyone can help me, but here goes... I will keep it as simple as possible.

I started a PGCE September 2015, but deferred in March due to health reasons. I am due to resume my studies and have a placement lined up for September 2016.

I have my 2nd placement to do and 2 MA assignments. Now, my placement will run September to December and I will gain my QTS in January. However, I also have the two assignments to complete, and pass, before being awarded the full PGCE.

Here is where it gets interesting...

I assumed I would just be awarded funding for ONE TERM. This would enable me to complete my course by December, but I have been awarded funding for the entire year!!

Firstly - is this right/normal??

Secondly - If I complete my placement by December, but remain registered on the course to complete the assignments for their usual submission dates of March & June, would I still receive the full amount of finance each term.. I.e would I still be classed as on the course for the entire year despite having completed half of it and only being there for the Masters part...

Now the downside to this would be the fact that I would have all the additional loans added on to my already mountainous student loan debt... The upside would be that I could concentrate on the placement, then separately, the assignments.... while still receiving funding.


I hope this makes sense and someone is able to advise please.
Hi,

If you are going to be classed as a full time student for the full year then yes you can receive the funding. If you do not want the full amount you can update online to any amount you wish to receive. Thanks.
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Hi,

If you are going to be classed as a full time student for the full year then yes you can receive the funding. If you do not want the full amount you can update online to any amount you wish to receive. Thanks.
Thank you for your reply.

I was worried that I may get to January and wouldn't get any further funding as I would be told that the two years combined would equate to the 3 terms of funding allowed for the PGCE.

I will discuss with my tutor.
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