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Funding - PAL & Apprenticeships

Funding Opportunities for Staff Learning

Welcome to the funding opportunities area of our website. This page contains information about central funding opportunities for staff. There are now 2 options for applying for funding;

  1. Professional Accredited Learning Fund (PAL Fund) - Professional and Administrative Staff

    The Professional Accredited Learning Fund (PAL) is a central funding opportunity for professional and administrative staff.

  2. Staff Apprenticeship – All staff

The new Staff Apprenticeship is funded through the Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April 2017

(Work for staff apprenticeships is currently underway, please come back in July for further information).

Professional Accredited Learning Fund (PAL Fund) - Professional and Administrative Staff

If you work in a professional services or administrative role you are eligible to apply for funding to study for a professional qualification or accredited course and you can submit an application form in May or October. This is to help you progress in your role and your career overall by enhancing and accrediting your professional and personal skills. Your application for funding should be for a course which has been identified through your PDR discussion and been supported by your line manager. This is to ensure that the University is funding development activities which not only support your career, but also the strategic needs of the business. Your course will not be fully funded but you will be awarded a percentage of the cost from the fund, with the expectation that your school/division will match the level of funding offered to you. For further information please read the guidance notes below.

PAL Guidance Document For Employees

Deadline date - Friday 13th October 2017 for courses commencing between 1st January and 31st July 2018

Applications for funding to commence study between 1st January and 31st July 2018 will close for applications on 13th October 2018. Applications received will be considered during November and responses to applications were issued by the beginning of December.

Deadline date - Friday 11th May 2018 for courses commencing between 1st August and 31st December 2017

Applications for funding to commence study between August 2018 and December 2018 will now close for applications on Friday May 19th 2017. Applications received will be considered during May/June and responses to applications were issued by the beginning of July.

If the application deadline for your prospective course is earlier than this funding deadline, you are advised to apply for your course in the meantime.

All sections of the application form must be completed and be signed by your line manager and the Head of School or Division. An electronic copy of the form along with a scanned copy of the signature page should be emailed to: hr-hrdenquiries@salford.ac.uk

To access the PAL fund application form, click on the link below:

PAL Fund Application Form
Should funding be declined you may then explore other funding options if applicable. Where possible, you should seek funding for courses delivered by the University of Salford. The committee is able to consider team as well as individual applications so if you would like the opportunity to up skill your team, please let us know. If you have any queries please contact: hr-hrdenquiries@salford.ac.uk

Staff Apprenticeship – All staff

Work for staff apprenticeships is currently underway, please come back in July for further information

The committee is able to consider team as well as individual applications so if you would like the opportunity to up skill your team, please let us know. If you have any queries please contact:hr-hrdenquiries@salford.ac.uk