UNISON is piloting Personal Learning Development Grants for schools support staff.
10 awards of up to £300 each are offered to help pay for course fees. These grants can be used for a wide range of courses.
They can help towards fees on any general non-vocational course (e.g. IT courses, skills training, languages etc.) or any vocational course relevant to working in public services (e.g. counselling, accountancy and management courses would be supported but not beautician training or electronic engineering!).
Preference will be given to members with few or no qualifications when allocating these awards. We are also keen to hear from members who are active in their branch. However applications are welcomed from all Schools Support Staff members.
Further details including how to apply for the grant, are included in the application form here.