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Support to access award bearing training

The Childcare Strategy has funding available to support individuals undertaking qualifications which will enable them to register with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Funding is limited and applications will be prioritised. Full funding will not be made available and individuals will be required to apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA) or a Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) account and make a personal contribution of either 15% or 25% towards the cost of their course.

Steps to take:

  1. Individuals must decide on the qualification they wish to undertake and apply to their preferred training provider.
  2. Once they have been accepted on the course, they must then apply to SAAS or ITA for funding (see below).
  3. Submit an application for funding to the Childcare Strategy Team on the two forms attached.

To apply for an ITA account, visit

To apply for a part time grant with SAAS, visit their website
When applying for a SAAS, individuals must inform them that "It is expected that a proportion of the balance will be funded by either their employer or a third party".

Applications for funding must be made on a icon Application for funding for an Award Bearing Course [36Kb] to participate in an award bearing course. 

Useful contacts:

University of the Highlands and Islands (Perth College) 877000
University of 01382 383000
Adam Smith 01592 223400
Azilo Training 783 1103
Coralshore Ltd Training 774915
Training Solutions (Scotland)www.trainingsolutionsscotland.com01382 802 575
SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) 0345 6030 891

Contact details

Childcare Strategy Team

Perth Grammar School Community Wing, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Tel 01738 472350