This website has an optional login for website subscribers below. To customise the web content and receive email updates, register here.

Follow Us Twitter RSS LinkedIn YouTube Google+
Help icon

Get better results by searching for an exact phrase using quotation marks, e.g. "extended learning support"

Entering more than one term, e.g. extended learning support will search for any of those words.

Save this page

Student support guidance

Bursary fund guidance

The National policy for further education bursaries stipulates the conditions for use of bursary funds allocated to colleges by the Scottish Funding Council. This guidance is split into the following sections:

  • Introduction and updates.
  • Fund management and audit information.
  • Award assessment.
  • Advisors notes.

Discretionary fund guidance

The Discretionary fund guidance sets out the conditions for use of the further education discretionary fund.

Childcare fund guidance

The Childcare fund guidance sets out the conditions for use of the childcare funds by colleges.

Fee waiver grant guidance

The Fee waiver grant guidance describes the categories of students for which a college may use fee waiver grant from the Scottish Funding Council.

Student Support Review Group Final report

The Student Support Review Group Final Report [PDF] sets out recommendations on the following elements of Student Support Funding for students in further education:

  • Bursary.
  • Childcare.
  • Implications of ONS changes.
  • Implications of funding method changes.

EMA guidance

This guidance for colleges explains the EMAs (Education maintenance allowances) that are available across Scotland to young people aged 16 to 19.

More information on student support, our policies and contact information.

Support for Asylum Seekers in Further & Higher Education

This leaflet is for asylum seekers living in Scotland who are undertaking or thinking about undertaking a further or higher education course at college or university and explains the funding that is available from the Scottish Government and colleges and universities.

Prince’s Trust Team Programme - Credit Guidance

SFC has been working with The Prince’s Trust to clarify the position on their ‘Team Programme’ activity in relation to SFC’s new credit model. Guidance for this can be found in the document below:

Helping you meet the costs of learning and training

The Scottish Government's Helping you meet the costs of learning and training gives an overview of the funding available from August 2017 for learners or people who are thinking about learning. It is also a useful guide for practitioners to help them give others advice.