The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.
The University is a registered learning provider of this scheme and all undergraduate and postgraduate courses qualify. For further information on how this scheme works contact www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/mssql/apply.html
The University continues to be a registered learning provider for CDLs. British residents are eligible to apply for a Career Development Loan. These are administered by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, operating in partnership with three banks – the Co-operative Bank, Barclays Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Loans range from £300 - £8,000 and are available for funding up to 80% of course fees (or 100% if you have been unemployed for over three months prior to the start of your course) plus 100% of any other expenses. Only vocationally-based courses are eligible and they must not attract a local education authority award (including SAAS). For more information contact the Career Development Loan Information Line. Tel: 0800 585 505 or refer to www.direct.gov.uk/cdl
The University offers "fee waivers" to eligible part-time undergraduate students studying at least 50% of a full time course. The Fee Waiver Scheme aims to assist in relieving pressure on low income families and open up new opportunities for those people contemplating part-time study to retrain. To find out more about the Fee Waiver Scheme please contact email@example.com or call 01382 208 936.
A part-time fee grant has been introduced by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) - this replaces the old ILA500 and will be available to eligible undergraduate students studying part-time. Application forms for this are available at www.saas.gov.uk from June 2011.