Mature study and retraining
Funding for second bachelors degree - healthcare
Wavypurple · 27/01/2022 21:09
Hi all would be really grateful for some advice.
My first bachelors degree I completed three years ago. Want to leave the field desperately and study for a healthcare role either as a nurse/physio/paramedic.
Does anyone know what the deal with funding is? As it is a healthcare degree with NHS prospects will I be eligible for another student loan?
123deepbreath · 27/01/2022 21:16
As a paramedic you wouldn't be, most people try to save, get a bank loan
or go for a route training with a service like WMAS AAP route where you get paid while you train.
Not sure about the other two, sorry!
LiterallyKnowsBest · 30/01/2022 13:39
There’s almost certainly a Masters course (new funding!) you could find and pursue. You’d maybe need some evidence of voluntary / intern type work for a few months, to show you’re committed to the work.
But yes, if there’s something you can go without going back to undergrad study, do that!
littlebluetrain · 01/02/2022 19:26
Depends where you are
If you're in England or Wales, check out the NHS careers website www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/
cdba88 · 01/02/2022 21:53
I did my first degree then worked for 3 years then wanted to do midwifery which is a whole other 3 year degree. I got full student finance again because it's a healthcare course. I obvs have to pay it back in the same way I do with my first degree. I also get a 5k a year bursary which doesn't need to be paid back.
The trainings really bloody hard but I come out with about 15k and manage to pay my share of the mortgage and bills so it is doable.
I'm now in 2nd year so it wasn't that long ago either.
quiteathome · 02/02/2022 13:23
You get a loan for tuition fees etc and then a bursary on top. (5k per year plus a bit extra if you have children)
Just coming to the end of my degree.
Some shortage subjects have extra money on the bursary. (Podiatry, radiology and possibly prosthetic degrees)
The masters also get the bursary I think. Don't know about loans for those.
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