When the scheme is open, it's essential that you discuss their application with them. The application must be supported by staff’s line manager for it to be considered. Key things to discuss include:
These are all areas covered in the application form – your support in discussing these can greatly assist in taking their application forward as an integral part of the PDP and Review process.
Staff must also explore all alternative funding sources prior to applying. Any awards made are on the condition that staff have done so and that alternative funding is either not available or does not cover the full course fees.
You also MUST complete the managers section of the Application Form. If this section isn’t fully completed or an application does not have the manager’s support then it will not be considered. If staff submit their application by e-mail, they MUST copy you into the e-mail as their line manager.