Part-Time Fee Grant Funding

About the Part-Time Fee Grant

The part-time fee grant (PTFG) is funded through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The following awards delivered by Training for Care are eligible for the PTFG:

  Maximum Grant Amount (based in unit choice)
Social Services Children and Young People SCQF Level 7 £813
Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7 £733
Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 £823
Management SCQF Level 9 £873

 Eligibility

To be eligible for the part-time fee grant you must

  • have an individual income of £25,000 a year or less, including overtime
  • fulfil the SAAS residency criteria
  • be studying at SCQF levels 7 – 10 and doing 30-119 SCQF credits in each year of your course
  • not be receiving support from another government training scheme such as Employability Fund, Modern Apprenticeship, ITA (please note if you have received ITA funding within the last year you should contact SAAS as you may still be eligible for partial PTFG)

How to Apply

SAAS have temporarily changed their PTFG application process to accommodate for their offices remaining closed due to Covid-19.

Temporary PTFG Application Process:

Download Application Form (see links to form and guidance notes below) Please complete sections A, B, D and F of the PTFG application (Training for Care will complete sections C and E). 

Send Application to Training for Care. Email your completed form to Louise.James@tfcscotland.org.uk or post to Training for Care, 12-14 Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4EZ. We only require the completed application form at this stage, please do not send any supporting evidence (i.e. income documents) to Training for Care.

Training for Care will then submit your application information to SAAS.

Communication from SAAS. After we have submitted your application information, SAAS will contact you directly via email to request any supporting evidence that they require for your application (e.g. income documents – please see the guidance notes for information of what you may be expected to provide). 

Download application form:

PTFG Application Form for courses starting between 01 Aug 2020 and 31st July 2021

Please refer to the guidance notes in order to complete the form correctly:

SAAS guidance notes 20/21

Please ensure you download the correct application form for your course start date.

For additional information please visit the the SAAS website