Part-time funding

Fees for all courses are payable by cash, cheque or credit/debit card, in person at Student Advice Centre or by calling the Finance Office on 01506 427504, during office hours. Please note that fees can only be taken when accompanied by an enrolment form. 

SDS Individual Training Account

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) give you the chance to recieve up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year. If the course is over £200 then you will have to pay the oustanding balance yourself.

ITA funding could be available to you if you're: 

  • 16 or over, not involved in education or involved in any SDS funded programme.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work.
  • Employed in a low-income job and looking to progress in your career.
  • A resident in Scotland. 

It's a great way to pay for learning new skills and because the money isn't a loan, you don't need to worry about paying it back.

Once you have applied for funding, you’ll recieve a confirmation email with instructions on how to book your course. To book a place, you’ll need to prove your income. Details of the documents you can use in your confirmation email will also be sent out. 

You'll have eight weeks from the time your application is successful to make a booking. 

To find out more information visit: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

 

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

 

£30 per week is available for students aged between 16 & 19 studying part time if the household income is under £24421 for families with a single dependent child in the household or under £26884 for families with more than one dependent child.  If the student is still at school and receiving EMA from school then they are not entitled to another EMA from College.  Please contact Student Funds on 01506 427622/1 for an application form. 

Part-Time Fee Grant (PFG)

PFG (previously ILA500) is a scheme run by the Student Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS). If you are studying over 30 SCQF credits per year you may be eligible for funding- depending on individual circumstances. Eligibility, residency and other conditions apply. If you wish to apply for the PFG, you must do this online at http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/part_time.htm

Additional costs

Some courses may require you to purchase equipment or materials not covered by the course fee. Your lecturer will be able to advise you of these costs.

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