You may be eligible for some of the funding sources below, to offset the cost of attending Rowan training.
Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You can apply for an ILA if you satisfy the following criteria:
- Have an annual income of £22,000 or less or are in receipt of a qualifying benefit
- Not currently participating on an SDS training programme (the Employability Fund and the Modern Apprenticeship programme)
- Not currently participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme
- Not currently participating in secondary, further or higher education
- Not already qualified to degree level or above.
Individual Learning Accounts are available if you are interested in learning something new or brushing up your skills. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any approved Individual Learning Account learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training companies.
To find out more and to request an application pack, visit www.ilascotland.org.uk or call the helpline on 0808 100 1090.
Please note, from 2012-13 the part-time fee grant will no longer extend to postgraduate qualifications.
The Part Time Fee Grant (formerly known as ILA500) is administered by SAAS and provides up to £500 per year towards the cost of tuition fees. It's for people who have an income of £25,000 a year
or less, and are studying a part-time Higher Education course, Professional Development Award (PDA) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at levels 7-11 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and complete at least 40 SCQF credits per year.
This would be available if you booked to study all 4 Modules of our Counselling Certificate to be completed within one year.
If you would like further information please visit the SAAS website. They can also be called on 0300 555 0505 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (4.30pm on Fridays) or from 8.00am and 6.00pm (4.30pm on Fridays) from 20 June 2011 to mid October.
You can also write to them at:
This scheme is open to sole traders and small businesses in Scotland with up to 100 employees, and could award you up to half
your fees towards training courses for at most 10 employees. This scheme is run by Skills Development
Scotland and is called Flexible Training Opportunities, see
the website for more information.
Call 0800 783 6000 if you need help.
This is a grant from Perth and Kinross Council aimed at helping people to progress in
the workplace through vocational training. This can mean gaining more qualifications:
Grants are up to £3500 for the unemployed and up to £2000 for those working.
For more information have a look at this
To discuss eligibility and the application process contact:
Personal and Organisational Growth and Development: in the HOME, in BUSINESS, in the COMMUNITY.