You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:
- are planning on leaving the armed forces
- have already left and want to know more about your options
The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) gives financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. If you've been in the armed forces or are the family member of someone in the armed forces who has been living abroad you may be elligible for a SAAS grant. This depends on where you or your family member was a resident when they joined up.
Contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505 to find out if you're eligible.
Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme
The Armed Forces ELC scheme allows you to apply for money to pay for qualifications. You can apply whether you're still serving in the armed forces or you've already left.
How it works
If you've joined the ELC scheme you won't need to pay for some qualifications such as certain:
- Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)