Yes. There are several reasons for doing so.
Yes – but please remember to inform us of progress.
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. 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 funded through Endowment monies; the same level of funding may not be available on a recurring basis. Bursaries are therefore awarded on a year-to-year basis, with no guarantee of continued financial support for the duration of the course of study. Continued support for follow-up years will require an 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.
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 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.
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.
Applicants are advised to seek support through local channels prior to making a Bursary application.
This now covers the former ILA Scotland. Information on funding available for students studying part time can be found on the link above.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
All staff will be contacted by e-mail around the end of July 2017 (or letter to their home address if preferred) to advise of the outcome of their application.