I'm a second year student studying education but I would like to become an English Teacher. I was wondering if I did switch degree, would the whole 3 year degree be funded? and would i still get funded for 1 year teacher training? I have no clue how any of this works.
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- Thread Starter
- 02-11-2017 12:48
- Official Rep
- 02-11-2017 15:38
If you were to start a new three year degree in Education, your previous study would have an affect on your entitlement.
We calculate this by looking at the length of the new course, we then add on an additional year then we deduct any years previous study. This would be 3 + 1 - 2 = 2 years full entitlement remaining. We would award this to the end of the course going towards the beginning so you would get full funding for the second and third year of your course but for the first year you would have to pay your own Tuition Fees. You would still be able to apply for means-tested Maintenance Loan and Supplementary Grants (if applicable) such as Parents' Learning Allowances, Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowances and Disabled Students' Allowances.
If you were to continue on the same course and got your degree and applied to do a PGCE to gain your teaching qualification then you would be able to apply for full funding for this. A Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course qualifies for undergraduate funding and it is an exception course so we wouldn't take into account previous study or that you already hold a degree. You would be able to apply for full funding including your Tuition Fees as indicated above.
- Thread Starter
- 02-11-2017 15:52
thank you very ,much for the reply and the info 😃