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    I am looking to start a PGCE/QTS course in 2022 to train to become a Primary School teacher after having a very tricky year of trying to cover school holidays as a single parent. The dream being that as a teacher my daughter and I will have the same time off whilst she is in full time education.

    The course is a year long and will be full time so as far as I can tell, I would need to quit my current job. It looks as though I’ll be able to get funding for the course fees as well as a maintainance grant, but it would still see me short by quite a bit financially.

    I am looking for some advice on funding or loans that are available for parents looking to study in later life?


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    Hey, sorry I’m not able to help at all with finding or loans, but as a fellow teacher who is also a single parent you will love it. It’s not always easy and lots of additional work is done at home but the hours are fab to work around your family. I love my job, and hope you do too.. congratulations, and wishing you all the best x

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    Hey, another single mum/teacher here. I did my training way before I had a child. But when I was on maternity I was able to claim universal credit to top up my wage. Have you checked if you are entitled to anything? I think there is a tool on this website you can use to check. Or just search benefits calculator. Good luck, it’s a great job to have as a parent. Challenging but rewarding.

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