Funding for PGCE in Wales as an England resident?Watch
I nominally live in England but have gotten a place at a university in Wales for a PGCE course.
I have already completed an undergraduate course in England (SfE funded, 2:1) in Physics and have just finished a full year MSc course at Cardiff uni, (SfE funded, exact result pending but I know I've passed, probably Merit).
I've now gotten a place at Aberystwyth Uni for PGCE Secondary Physics and now cannot figure out what to do about funding?
I've read I should be eligible for *either* £26,000 from SfE or £20,000 from SfW? Lots on info on the amount(s) I should be entitled to, absolutely none on where to go get it.
I've tried logging into student Finance England and clicking through Re-apply -> Higher Education -> Undergraduate (which lists PGCE). After that I cannot click "full time" as it's greyed out, quoting "You already have existing applications for all available academic years."
I went to sign in to the SfW website and it just sent me back to the SfE website after using my existing details.
What do I do? I can't do this course without financial support
If SFE isn't working to apply for the loan, it might be because you're still technically completing your Masters - I would get in touch with them.
FYI - the Welsh education system is changing quite a lot and you'll do lots of work about Curriculum for Wales. If you don't plan on teaching in Wales afterwards, it might be worth seeing if you can get onto a course in England!
Some people on the course just took the tuition fee loan and the bursary.