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Return to PGCE - Very Complicated!

Hi all! Warning, my life is super chaotic and complex!

I finished my undergraduate degree in July 2023 and in September 2023 I enrolled onto a PGCE - funded by student finance.
In October, I withdrew from the course as I had personal issues happening.

In January I started a BSc Nursing course that was also funded by student finance as it was a healthcare course.
I'm really struggling and thinking of going back to a pgce. The problem is, will student finance fund me even though I previously left a pgce so early on?

Please help
Hi ibn__m7md,

As long as you do not currently hold QTS we will be able to fund you for a repeat of your PGCE course

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 2
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi ibn__m7md,
As long as you do not currently hold QTS we will be able to fund you for a repeat of your PGCE course
Thanks,
Calum

I don't hold QTS. But when I left the PGCE, I had an overpayment. Also, if I leave the nursing course now, I'll have another overpayment.

Will this affect anything?
Hi ibn__m7md,

This won't affect your eligibility for funding but overpayments are generally deducted from future funding

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 4
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi ibn__m7md,
This won't affect your eligibility for funding but overpayments are generally deducted from future funding
Thanks,
Calum

If I set up a payment plan, will this mean they won't take it from my future entitlement?

Also because my nursing degree was january 2023 start, and I left my pgce October 2023, it meant I had 2 applications in one year. The nursing course runs from Jan to jan, if I leave, will this affect me applying to a pgce for September 2024?
Hi ibn__m7md,

The overpayment will still be deducted from your funding if you return to study

This won't affect you applying for a PGCE, as I mentioned above we can offer funding for repeat study as long as you do not have QTS

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 6
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi ibn__m7md,
The overpayment will still be deducted from your funding if you return to study
This won't affect you applying for a PGCE, as I mentioned above we can offer funding for repeat study as long as you do not have QTS
Thanks,
Calum

Can I choose for it to not be deducted? I'm guessing it will be a lot of money and I likely won't be able to live with a big cut from next funding.
Original post by ibn__m7md
Can I choose for it to not be deducted? I'm guessing it will be a lot of money and I likely won't be able to live with a big cut from next funding.

Hi there,

It would automatically be deducted from future finance. Once it's been worked out and you receive your finance for the course, if taking the overpayment off your finance puts you in financial difficulty, you can apply for financial hardship to see if its possible to defer part of it or all of it till the end of the year.

Once you have applied for your course, you would need to contact us to request the financial hardship form and you would need to return this with your last 3 months bank statements for all accounts in your name so we can determine if you will be in hardship or not.

Thanks,
Claire

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