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    At a recent Uni open day for postgraduate physiotherapy, we were told that it had recently been announced that allied healthcare courses leading to registration were eligible for full funding the same as undergraduate healthcare courses - so full tuition fees and maintenance loan- however I cant find much infomation about this. Can anyone clarify what is available - this would be a massive difference compared to the existing £10k loan which wouldnt even cover half the fees for this course?
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    (Original post by Amywy88)
    At a recent Uni open day for postgraduate physiotherapy, we were told that it had recently been announced that allied healthcare courses leading to registration were eligible for full funding the same as undergraduate healthcare courses - so full tuition fees and maintenance loan- however I cant find much infomation about this. Can anyone clarify what is available - this would be a massive difference compared to the existing £10k loan which wouldnt even cover half the fees for this course?
    Hi Amy,

    From 2017/18 AY new students studying Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional (AHP) courses will no longer receive bursary funding from the NHS and will instead receive regular SFE support in the same manner as students studying non-NHS courses.

    This means they will be eligible for tuition fees(TF) of up to £9250, plus any additional TF increases and the full means tested maintenance loan.

    Thanks

    Catherine
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    (Original post by Amywy88)
    At a recent Uni open day for postgraduate physiotherapy, we were told that it had recently been announced that allied healthcare courses leading to registration were eligible for full funding the same as undergraduate healthcare courses - so full tuition fees and maintenance loan- however I cant find much infomation about this. Can anyone clarify what is available - this would be a massive difference compared to the existing £10k loan which wouldnt even cover half the fees for this course?


    Hi Amywy88,

    You will be pleased to know that from the 2018/19 academic year we will offer funding from Student Finance England for students on eligible Postgraduate Healthcare courses.

    Eligible courses must be;

    • Full Time (Distance Learning courses will not be eligible)
    • Level 7
    • Pre-registration courses in allied health profession subjects, nursing and midwifery that lead to a PG Diploma or Masters qualification

    Allied Health Professional courses will be exempt from previous study and Equivalent Qualification ELQ rules. Therefore if you already hold a degree or have previous study you will still be eligible to access the full package of funding.

    As attract undergraduate support, you can apply online here on a PN1 application form,

    http://bit.ly/1hErcvL

    Regards Rona
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    Hi Amywy88,

    You will be pleased to know that from the 2018/19 academic year we will offer funding from Student Finance England for students on eligible Postgraduate Healthcare courses.

    Eligible courses must be;

    • Full Time (Distance Learning courses will not be eligible)
    • Level 7
    • Pre-registration courses in allied health profession subjects, nursing and midwifery that lead to a PG Diploma or Masters qualification

    Allied Health Professional courses will be exempt from previous study and Equivalent Qualification ELQ rules. Therefore if you already hold a degree or have previous study you will still be eligible to access the full package of funding.

    As attract undergraduate support, you can apply online here on a PN1 application form,

    http://bit.ly/1hErcvL

    Regards Rona
    So by full package of funding does this mean potentially full fees covered plus a maintenance loan or is it just the £10k available for all postgraduate study? I am asking for a course starting 2018/19

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Amywy88)
    So by full package of funding does this mean potentially full fees covered plus a maintenance loan or is it just the £10k available for all postgraduate study? I am asking for a course starting 2018/19

    Thanks


    Hi Amywy88,

    You are not applying for a Postgraduate Loan, you will apply on a PN1 undergraduate application form, available now.

    The Postgraduate Healthcare PGHC courses are exception courses and attract undergraduate support.

    You will be able to apply for the following UG funding;

    • Tuition Fee Loan
    • Maintenance Loan - Students aged over 60 will be eligible for a reduced amount
    • Grants For Dependants
    • Disability Students Allowance


    Thanks Rona
 
 
 
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