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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you must do this. There are several reasons for doing so. Your application must have the support of your line ...

Yes you must do this. There are several reasons for doing so.

  • Your application must have the support of your line manager - they need to complete Section B of the application form. If these details are not all completed/they do not support it, then your application cannot be considered.
  • It is anticipated that the courses of study will be identified through the Personal Development Planning process.
  • You may need support with Study leave.
  • The questions require you to outline the links between the learning and its application in practice and also its evaluation. As such you need to discuss these aspects with your manager in advance of making your application.

Yes – but you must inform us of progress.

Yes – but you must inform us of progress.

No. You can only receive one award per element, module or identified year of a continuing programme.  You can submit ...

No. You can only receive one award per element, module or identified year of a continuing programme.  You can submit an application for subsequent modules or years though.

In order to ensure that as many people as possible can access funds, only one application per person will be accepted...

In order to ensure that as many people as possible can access funds, only one application per person will be accepted.  Some courses are modular in design therefore an application for more than one module would be considered.  You should check with the Bursary Administrator for specific guidance.

The Bursary Scheme is available on a year-to-year basis, depending on the availability of funds. If your course is ...

  • The Bursary Scheme is available on a year-to-year basis, depending on the availability of funds. If your course is over one year, there is no guarantee of continued financial support for the duration of the course of study and you should make provision for this. 
  • Continued support for any follow-up years will require a separate application to be submitted each year. Subsequent applications should not just be a copy of the original or previous applications. Each application should reflect your developing knowledge and experience of the course of study and its relevance to the workplace.

No – Bursary applications can only be submitted from individual members of staff and should reflect that persons indi...

No – Bursary applications can only be submitted from individual members of staff and should reflect that persons individual development needs.

The principles outlined in Section 6 of the Information Pack would still apply. You should contact the Bursary Admini...

The principles outlined in Section 6 of the Information Pack would still apply. You should contact the Bursary Administrator for a more detailed discussion of the nature of the temporary contract.

You can still submit a Bursary application but you must inform the Bursary Administrator if your job application is s...

You can still submit a Bursary application but you must inform the Bursary Administrator if your job application is successful. An award will not be made if you leave NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde before commencing the course. If monies have been paid to you or to the education provider they will be reclaimed.

You must confirm that you have explored the alternative funding sources and that these are either unavailable or do n...

You must confirm that you have explored the alternative funding sources and that these are either unavailable or do not cover the full course fees, prior to accepting any bursary offer made to you.

 The applicant will be required to remain in employment with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for two years following the date of the awarding of the qualification.

 However, when an employee leaves NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, but remains within the NHS then the benefit of shared learning across the wider organisation is acknowledged and monies will not be reclaimed.

All applicants must have sought alternative funding prior to making their bursary application.  Some of the main fund...

All applicants must have sought alternative funding prior to making their bursary application.  Some of the main funding routes are:-

  •  Local Service Budgets

Applicants should speak to their line manager to discuss funding availability or contribution to funding.

  •  SAAS – Student Award Agency for Scotland

Information on funding available for students studying part time can be found through the following link –

  http://www.saas.gov.uk/part_time/index.htm

  •  Individual Training Account – Skills Development Scotland

These used to be called ILA’s and can offer up to £200 depending on eligibility.    Individual Training Account

  •  Profession-Specific Support

If you are a member of a professional body you may find that grants or scholarships are available.

  • NHSGGC and University of West of Scotland Service Level Agreement

There is a Service Level Agreement (SLA) between NHSGGC and University of the West of Scotland to help nurses and midwives in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde access accredited programmes / modules at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Further information available through the following link - http://www.staffnet.ggc.scot.nhs.uk/Partnerships/MHP/Specialist%20Services/Nursing/Pages/NHSGGCUWSSLA.aspx

  •  Other Organisational Financial Supports

 Different opportunities for assistance across the organisation may be available at various times of the year to support developments and practice - check with your line manager to discuss further.

  •  NES

NHS Education for Scotland offer a wide ranged education and training support for both clinical and non-clinical staff in Scotland. This can include some financial support. See the website for further details.

 Other supports

  • Adult Learners

HRConnect -  Adult Learners  The information in this linked page has been developed with the help of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff who have taken a step back into learning, looking to adapt to workplace changes and to apply new knowledge, skills and approaches in their job.  It contains links to a range of supports for staff.

You need to indicate this in the relevant section of the application form.   If you are successful in receiving a Bur...

You need to indicate this in the relevant section of the application form.   If you are successful in receiving a Bursary Award, you will be asked to confirm that you have sought and either not been successful in securing alternative funding or that the level of funding does not cover all the course fees.

All staff and their line manager will be contacted by email (or letter to staffs home address, if preferred) to advis...

All staff and their line manager will be contacted by email (or letter to staffs home address, if preferred) to advise of the outcome of their application. Due to the nature of the disbursement process, it will take until end of July 2018 to conclude this process and advise staff.