Information for Astra trainees 2021-22

Astra terms and conditions 2021-22

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January 2021 newsletter

Finances

If you are intending to apply for a Student Loan for your course fees/maintenance, the 2021-22 Student Finance England will open for full time applications around late February/early March, and for part time applications later in the summer term .  Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. All incoming Astra trainees will be sent details of the course codes to apply against.

Please also see our Bursaries and Funding page for further information about bursaries and scholarships. 

Fundamental Maths and English Skills

The National Maths and English skills tests have now been discontinued. However, as providers we are required to ensure that our trainees have the fundamental Maths and English skills needed to gain QTS. We therefore carry out diagnostic assessments for these skills prior to you starting the course,  and where trainees might have a development need in either or both areas, you will be expected to work during  your course to close this gap. 

Details of these fundamental proficiencies can be found here