Professional Accredited Learning Fund (PAL Fund)
Funding & Qualifications
Accredit your learning and gain specialist and transferable skills. There are a variety of ways that we support staff to gain qualifications - as staff are the heart of our business.
This page contains information about central funding opportunities for staff;
Professional Accredited Learning Fund (PAL Fund) - Professional and Administrative Staff.
Professional services and administrative staff are eligible to apply for funding to study for a professional qualification or accredited course identified through the PDR process with your line manager. This is to help you progress in your role and your career overall by enhancing and accrediting professional and personal skills, ensuring that the University is funding development activities which not only support your career, but also the strategic needs of the business. Before completing an application form check you can answer yes to all the following questions;
Please consult our Quick Reference Guide before completing your application. Our PAL Fund Guidance document at the bottom of this page should also be referenced.
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Deadline date - Wednesday 31st October 2018 for courses commencing between 1st January 2019 and 31st July 2019
Applications received will be considered during November and responses issued in December.
To access the PAL fund application form, click on the link below:
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:
Apprenticeship Funding for Employees
Our internal employee Apprenticeship programmes are open to existing employees who wish to expand their current skills and knowledge base and apply to learn and develop in a different way.
An apprenticeship is a work-based learning route to gain a qualification and an appropriate solution where someone has a sizeable gap in skill and knowledge. Following recent reforms a wider range of subjects is now available than the traditionally associated trades. Apprenticeships can be studied by people of any age with a more flexibile criteria for study. Employees can stay in their existing role and opt to do a fully funded higher level qualification as an apprenticeship, getting time out of their role to do so.
To qualify for funding, specific criteria which must be met, most significantly a minimum of 20% of working time must be spent in training or learning activity.
We are pleased to announce that we offer apprenticeships to existing employees in the follwoing subjects;
These qualifications are delivered internally through Salford Business School and are fully funded.
If you are interested in undertaking an apprenticeship, please read the guidance documents below before completing the Expression of Interest and Approval Form and submitting to HRResourcing@salford.ac.uk
For advice on the content of apprenticeships and how apprenticeships work, please contact the Apprenticeship Office firstname.lastname@example.org
For advice on HR matters relating to undertaking an apprenticeship, please contact HRResourcing@salford.ac.uk