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Would I be entitled to funding?

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Lolimax Mon 21-Nov-16 17:37:19

I will be made redundant in the next year so I am considering my options, one of them being to use the fact that after my DC's were born (20 odd years ago) I trained to be a nursery nurse and do my PGCE and become a primary school teacher.
I don't need an argument about teaching.
What I need to know is that if I did my original degree in the 80's but didn't get a grant but had my fees paid would I be entitled to have anything now? Does anyone know?

sashh Mon 21-Nov-16 18:44:48

You can now get student loans for postgraduate studies, but you will not get funding for another first degree.

NapoleonsNose Mon 21-Nov-16 18:58:23

Do you already have a PGCE or do you want to do one? If its the latter I think you would be entitled to funding for the course both in terms of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans, the latter being means tested though.

Lolimax Mon 21-Nov-16 20:16:02

Thanks both. No I don't want to do another first degree, just wondering if a PGCE is a viable option, which looks like it might be.

NapoleonsNose Mon 21-Nov-16 20:36:24

This link might help OP

sashh Tue 22-Nov-16 05:33:57

Yes you would get funding for a PGCE and depending on subject a bursary - if your degree is physics you can get £25K

CustardShoes Wed 23-Nov-16 08:47:38

What I need to know is that if I did my original degree in the 80's but didn't get a grant but had my fees paid would I be entitled to have anything now?

Probably not as the funding isn't about whether you've had funding before, but what level of education you've reached. As you've done both a first degree & a PGCE, you wouldn't get further funding.

And by the way - there are no grants - it's all loans now.

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