I have recently gone back to work but in order to do so I've had to complete a back to practice course. This has now ended and I need to find a paid job. So my choice is to get a very part time job with potential but slowly over the next few years or apply for a course at Uni that is funded and paid while I'm doing it, over a year but full time. Will end up with an addition professional qualification and a job at the end.
I have 3 DCs. Youngest starts school in Sept. They will all be in the same school for the year I am at Uni. The course will not be funded after Sept 2013. Not sure wether to go for it or play it safe.
In your position, I'd GO FOR IT!! All your children will be in school. I'd say it's a great time to do this, and the added impetus is the fact that the funding is disappearing. I think you might regret the 'safe' option.