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mnic
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Newcastle Trainee PWP Funded/Self-Funded ADVICE

Post by mnic » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:15 pm

I have recently been offered a *self-funded* place on the Low Intensity Trainee PWP course at Newcastle (September 2018 entry).

I really want to do this course, but I am reluctant to accept this place until I have exhausted all funding options. The idea was to apply for funded places for this course (on NHS jobs) and only accept the self-funded place as a last option. But the funded places still haven't been advertised. And I don't want to leave my self-funded placement hanging any longer (there is no deadline per se but I can't dodge their emails forever).

I haven't even been shortlisted for a funded place from any other area, so maybe I should just count myself lucky and accept the self-funded place (it's the exact same course after all).

Does anyone have any experience with self-funded and funded places at Newcastle, or any advice about what I should do?

Thanks in advance :)

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Ap20g14
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Re: Newcastle Trainee PWP Funded/Self-Funded ADVICE

Post by Ap20g14 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Hi, i'm sorry that this reply wont be helpful, but I was wondering if you could shed some light on the self funded route at Newcastle?

I'm thinking about applying this april for a self-funded place - would you say that it's a lot less competitive to get a self funded place? I haven't got a huge amount of experience so i'm hesitant about even applying.

Thankyou!

mnic
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Re: Newcastle Trainee PWP Funded/Self-Funded ADVICE

Post by mnic » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:57 pm

Hi

I am not sure about how competitive the courses are on paper. But in my personal experience I had much less success with funded places, but I got a place on self-funded. Also you’d think the financial considerations of self-funding would put a lot of people off, which would mean less competition.

I ended up not taking the self-funded route into PWP and got a paid AP role instead. I know it’s hard to get the first foot on the ladder, but I decided that it wasn’t worth paying £5k and a year of unpaid work for. A few months in, I think I made the right decision.

Hope this helps!

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