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The application form asks if I have sourced alternative funding - Do you know of any alternative sources of funding or supports with learning?

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.