Considering applying for teacher training but I am worried about the financial implications of it. I am a single mum of three and at the monent I recieve tax credits and housing benefit. If I decide to apply it would be to teach languages at Secondary level so I wouldvhopefully get a bursary of £25,000. I would have to use £9,000 to pay for the tuition fee leaving me with £14,000, basically what I earn now! I understand that if I did a PGCE I would not be working so I would o get the working tax credits but does anyone know if I would get children's tax credits and housing benefit? I guess as a full time student I would be exempt from paying council tax? Thank you, any replies will be most appreciated!
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Teaching bursary and benefits watch
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- 08-02-2017 22:37
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- 09-02-2017 06:35
I can only answer the bit about the council tax which is yes you're exempt as a student. The other baits can;t your council advise you about?