If you’re looking to apply for a course at South Lanarkshire College, please watch  this short video from our Head of Student Services  Rose Harkness.

Rose will advise you on:

  • Applying for  a course at South Lanarkshire College
  • The college admissions process
  • Student funding options
  • Support services available to students

Now let’s listen as our Student Association President, Gemma McClarence tells us all about life here at South Lanarkshire College.

 

Please have a read through our Frequently Asked Questions on applying to College and the funding options available.

ADMISSIONS FAQs

You will find comprehensive information on all the courses that we offer on the College website.  The easiest way to apply is online at www.slc.ac.uk

Our friendly Admissions Team will be happy to provide any guidance and advice you may require on course choices.  Contact a member of the team by emailing admissions@slc.ac.uk

We work closely with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and can offer you 1:1 careers guidance.  If you feel this would help guide you when choosing a course and career path, please contact Susan Westland by emailing susan.westland@slc.ac.uk

Your application form will be passed to the appropriate Faculty for consideration.  You may be contacted for a telephone interview, or an offer of place may be made on assessment of your application.  Please keep checking your email or phone voicemail for updates.

All offers of place will be issued to you by email, so it is important to keep monitoring your email for updates and liaising with college admissions staff as needed. 

 You can check on the progress of your application by emailing admissions@slc.ac.uk.  Please provide your full name, address and date of birth when contacting the team. 

If you would like an update from the Faculty, we would be happy to forward your query to the relevant curriculum area.

Full-time Higher National funding applications for HNC/HND courses can be easily done online at the Student Awards Agency Scotland website at www.saas.gov.uk

Funding applications for full-time non-advanced level programmes such as Nationals/SVQ’s/City & Guilds or SWAP Access courses are made directly to the College.  You apply online through the Student Portal by following this link https://myportal.slc.ac.uk.

If you have funding enquiries, then please contact bursaries@slc.ac.uk for additional information.

We have a fantastic Learning Development Department who offer a wide range of support services.  The team can help organise additional resources to help you achieve your goals.

They can be contacted by emailing support.forlearning@slc.ac.uk.   

BURSARIES FAQs

You can apply for Bursary Support if you are enrolling on a Further Education Course (NC, SWAP, Level 1 & 2) and are ordinarily resident in Scotland.

Tuition fees are normally waived for students who enrol on full-time non-advanced further education courses and who ordinarily reside in Scotland.

The Bursary Fund is made up of 3 elements: Maintenance Costs, Living Costs and Course Expenses. 

You will be assessed based on your age, location and household income.

The Bursary/EMA application process is available online by following this link https://myportal.slc.ac.uk and choosing the ‘Funding’ option on the left hand side. 

You are able to apply for your Bursary once you receive your conditional/unconditional offer of place.  

. Each application is based on the individual’s circumstances. We will request documents such as Birth Certificate/Passport, Council Tax Bill 2020/21, Universal Credits or Tax Credits Award Notice.

When you submit your application online it will generate a list of evidence which you should upload to your online application.

Each application is based on the individual’s circumstances.  We will request documents such as Birth Certificate/Passport, Council Tax Bill 2020/21, Universal Credits or Tax Credits Award Notice. 

When you submit your application online it will generate a list of evidence which you should upload to your online application.

Travel and course expenses are non means tested if you are under 18 at the start date of your course.

You will automatically be assessed for Travel Support if you live 2 miles or more from the College when you submit the application for Bursary Support.  Evidence of household income will be required if you are 18 or over.

The Discretionary Fund is primarily to support accommodation costs such as rent or mortgage.  Both Higher and Further Education students can apply to these funds.  Electronic application forms will be available at the start of the academic term.

Higher Education students who are supported by SAAS must take out all funding which is available to them including SAAS Bursary, student loan and tuition fees prior to apply for Discretionary funding.

Childcare costs can be covered up to a maximum of £10,000 within the Academic Year and must be provided by a registered Childminder, Nursery or After School Care. Childcare payments will be made to cover your timetabled classes.

 Electronic application forms will be available at the start of the academic term.

Household income must be below £34,000 per annum to be eligible for this fund.

If you study full-time you may not need to pay the full costs of Council Tax.

Exemption/Discounts are administered by your Local Authority Housing Department.

In most cases, the entitlement to DWP Benefits will end when you study full time.  However, there are some exceptions to this rule (if you are a lone parent, receive Disability Benefits or are estranged from your parents.)  This list is not exhaustive, and you can contact the Bursary Team for further information.

Please send any enquiries to bursaries@slc.ac.uk and we will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.

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