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Student finance for changing course

Hi! I have a very complicated and complex question... I've made strange decisions and now need help.

In 2019 I began a degree in Education. I completed 1 year and received student finance tuition loan and maintenance loan. I then transferred to a different uni to do a foundation year in engineering with tuition and maint loan. This did not work out.

After finishing that year, I transferred back to my original Education degree and completed the final 2 years with student finance funding.

In Sept 2023, I started a PGCE primary and received student finance funding. I dropped out 1 month in due to personal issues. I had an overpayment of around £2000.

In January 2024, I began a degree in nursing (undergrad funding). I am now planning to leave the degree and return to do a PGCE in this coming September.

Will the PGCE be funded? I never completed that other PGCE last Sept and only did 1 month.

I'll have an overpayment again for this nursing course but I'm aware of the hardship forms.

I already judge myself a lot so please don't judge, just help!
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Hi there, I'm currently on a January start nursing course that begun from Jan 2024. First year ends Jan 2025.

I'm planning to apply to a PGCE beginning this coming September 2024... obviously I'll drop out of my nursing course but there will likely be an overpayment from student finance.

When will be the best time to drop out?
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Original post by ibn__m7md
Hi! I have a very complicated and complex question... I've made strange decisions and now need help.
In 2019 I began a degree in Education. I completed 1 year and received student finance tuition loan and maintenance loan. I then transferred to a different uni to do a foundation year in engineering with tuition and maint loan. This did not work out.
After finishing that year, I transferred back to my original Education degree and completed the final 2 years with student finance funding.
In Sept 2023, I started a PGCE primary and received student finance funding. I dropped out 1 month in due to personal issues. I had an overpayment of around £2000.
In January 2024, I began a degree in nursing (undergrad funding). I am now planning to leave the degree and return to do a PGCE in this coming September.
Will the PGCE be funded? I never completed that other PGCE last Sept and only did 1 month.
I'll have an overpayment again for this nursing course but I'm aware of the hardship forms.
I already judge myself a lot so please don't judge, just help!

Hi there,

Although not subject to previous study or ELQ rules, ITT courses with a duration of two years or less are subject to repetition. Students would only qualify for one additional year of full funding consisting of a Tuition Fee Loan, a Maintenance Loan (as well as supplementary grants and/or DSAs where applicable).

Thanks,
Claire

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