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 Learning Account

Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland and are for individuals who will benefit most from this support.

You can apply for an ILA if do not have a degree or above, are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, training through the Employability Fund * or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

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.

Important: You must have received confirmation that your ILA Scotland account is active before the start date of your course. Even if you're not sure what you plan to study it's worth applying for your ILA as early as possible to avoid delaying your enrolment at college. Call ILA Scotland on 0800 917 8000

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

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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