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WELCOME INVERNESS COLLEGE UHI PROSPECTUS 2009/2010 Welcome to Inverness College UHI Prospectus for session 2009/2010. Inside this Prospectus you will find lots of ideas for future careers, courses to improve your job prospects, help you gain promotion or keep up to date with current legislation. Whatever your reason for picking up this Prospectus, we are sure that you will find something to interest you at Inverness College UHI.

Fàilte gu Colaiste Inbhir Nis Bienvenido a la universidad de Inverness Zapraszamy do Inverness College Bienvenue au collège d'Inverness Willkommen zur Inverness-Hochschule Benvenuto al Collegio di Inverness

Students studying on Higher Education Programmes offered by Inverness College UHI will be registered with UHI Millennium Institute, which is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC022228.


CONTENTS PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME

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THE VISION

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APPLYING TO STUDY AT INVERNESS COLLEGE

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WHAT IS THE BEST COURSE FOR ME?

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QUALIFICATIONS GRID

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COLLEGE LIFE

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NURSERY

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STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

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STUDENT FUNDING

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STUDENT SUPPORT

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INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOLS

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COURSES AQUACULTURE

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ART AND DESIGN

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BUSINESS

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COMPUTING

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CONSTRUCTION

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DRAMA

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HISTORY

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LITERATURE

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CULTURE

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HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

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EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE

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ENGINEERING

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SCIENCE

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FORESTRY

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HAIRDRESSING, BEAUTY AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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SPORT

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ARMY PREPARATION

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SUPPORTED LEARNING

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CORE SKILLS

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PROGRAMMES FOR THOSE STILL AT SCHOOL

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MODERN APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLSEEKER

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HIGHERS AND INTERMEDIATE 2 PROGRAMMES

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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QUICK REFERENCE

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HOW TO FIND US

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APPLICATION FORM

INSIDE BACK COVER

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E M O C L E W S ’ L A P I PRINC IDERING SNAPPING UP A PLACE I’M DELIGHTED YOU’RE CONS AT INVERNESS COLLEGE UHI.


WELCOME

As you will discover by looking through this prospectus, the College offers a wide range of opportunities at all levels of learning, from beginners to post-graduate degree courses.

Whatever your plans and aspirations we hope that you will choose to come to Inverness College as a step to realising them.

The College is a welcoming and friendly place where you can enjoy your studies and gain the maximum from the time you invest.Whether you are with us for a few hours or several years, every member of staff is here to help you succeed, and they will do everything possible to help you to maximize your learning. Studying at college is about more than getting a qualification, it’s also an opportunity to develop a wider understanding, to share ideas and views, and to make new friends. Inverness College also provides comprehensive facilities for learning and is continuously developing and investing in its resources to enable you to get the maximum from your studies.

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JOHN SPENCER

Principal and Chief Executive.

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THE VISION

ISATIONS TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES AND ORGAN TO IDENTIFY AND REALISE THEIR ASPIRATIONS AND DREAMS.


EQUALITY

Inverness College UHI will promote opportunity for all, particularly for study, employment and involvement in its community without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, colour, ethnic or national origin, language or nationality. INVERNESS COLLEGE AND UHI MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE

Inverness College is a partner in UHI Millennium Institute (www.uhi.ac.uk), the only higher education institution based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.Through the partnership of fifteen colleges and research institutions and the network of more than 50 local learning centres, we are making it easier for people to take part in quality higher education across the Highlands and Islands.

Students, lecturers, colleges, research institutions and learning centres are part of an advanced high-speed electronic network, providing access to university-level education throughout the region. UHI Millennium Institute was designated as a higher education institution in April 2001, enabling us to further develop our universitylevel programmes. Our degree courses were validated by the Open University Validation Services (OUVS) until the summer of 2008 when UHI gained Taught Degree Awarding Powers, a significant step towards university title. As a Higher Education Institution, quality is assured by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Higher National Awards are made under the auspices of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). These organisations carry out stringent evaluation and quality assurance tests on the content and teaching of all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. They ensure that the qualifications earned by our students are at least equivalent to those of other higher education institutions and universities.

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APPLYING TO STUDY AT INVERNESS COLLEGE IT’S AS EASY AS

A,B,C

A1. Browse through this Prospectus or the College Website www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk These contain a brief description of our courses. A2. Request More Information Once you have seen a course that interests you, visit, telephone or email our Information & Guidance team and they will give you more information on the course, support available and student funding.You can find them at the Reception in the Longman or Midmills campus or by contacting them on 01463 273000 or e-mail info@inverness.uhi.ac.uk or text phone 01463 273180 An appointment can be arranged with a member of Guidance staff or a Careers Scotland adviser to help you make the right decision for you. A3. Complete an Application Form Complete the Application Form at the back of this Prospectus and post it to us at the address on the Form. Extra copies can be obtained by contacting our Information & Guidance team. Alternatively, visit our Longman or Midmills campuses and complete an Application Form there. Our Information & Guidance team will be happy to help you. Degree Level Study/UCAS If you are leaving school and applying for a BA or BSc level course you will need to apply through UCAS. Ask your guidance teacher, careers adviser or our Guidance Team about this or visit www.ucas.com or telephone 0870 11 222 11.

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B. Interview Once we have received your Application Form you will receive an acknowledgement letter or slip. You may be invited into College for an interview or you may be interviewed by telephone.The interview is informal and gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the course, timetable, materials and support available. It also gives you the chance to find out if the course is right for you. If English is not your first language you will be asked to demonstrate your English language skills.You may be asked to complete an English test to make sure you will manage your course. C. Offer of a Place on the Course Following the interview you will be sent a letter about the offer of a place. Unconditional Offer – this means, yes, you definitely have a place on the course. All you need to do is complete the acceptance part and return it to our Admissions Office. Conditional Offer – this means that there are things you still need to do before you can get a place on the course. It could be passing school exams or sitting an entry test. Once you have met these requirements let the Admissions Office know right away. If your application is unsuccessful please contact our Information & Guidance team for an appointment to discuss other courses.

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WHAT IS THE BEST COURSE FOR ME? DEVELOP RANGE OF COURSES TO HELP YOU INVERNESS COLLEGE HAS A GREAT FOR YOU? KNOW WHICH IS THE RIGHT ONE YOU CAN HOW BUT . IAL ENT POT YOUR . M ARE ON HAND TO GIVE ADVICE OUR EXPERIENCED GUIDANCE TEA AT WORK, L-TIME, PART-TIME, FROM HOME OR WHETHER YOU WANT TO LEARN FUL YOU CAN ON THE NEXT PAGE SHOWS YOU HOW M GRA DIA THE . P HEL TO E HER WE ARE OUT MORE. NS WE OFFER...READ ON TO FIND TIO ICA LIF QUA IN MA THE OF E ACCESS SOM

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NQ)

SCOTTISH

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATES (HNC)

AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATES (NC)

VOCATIONAL

AND HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS (HND)

FURTHER EDUCATION

QUALIFICATIONS (SVQS)

HIGHER EDUCATION

These are made up of courses and units that fit together to provide you with a balanced programme of study at introductory and intermediate level.

These qualifications give you exactly what you have to do in a job to do it well.They are based on National Standards which are drawn up by people from industry, commerce and education.This means that if you have an SVQ you have a way of proving that you can do your job well, to national standards agreed by whatever industry or commercial sector you are in. SVQs send powerful messages to employers.

HNC is equivalent to the 1st year of a degree and HND is equivalent to the 2nd year of a degree – giving you more opportunities to progress on to degree and post-graduate level study. Higher National courses provide both the practical skills you need to do a job and the theoretical knowledge your employer will expect you to have.

The National Qualification usually consists of three units, plus there is an exam for all levels at Intermediate 1 and above. Each of the units counts as a qualification in its own right (they're called National Units), so even if you don't pass the whole course you still get credit for the units you have successfully achieved. The exam in May/June covers everything you've done in the course, so it shows that you've understood what you've learned while working towards your qualification and can put it in context.The exam also helps to decide what grade you get for the course.

These can be studied at College or in the work place or with a mix of both.They are designed to give you practical, vocational (hands-on) experience as well as classroom based learning. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAS)

These awards are available at post-graduate and post-experience level, spanning a wide variety of occupational areas.They can help in career development or career change and are normally available to those already working in partnership with your employer and the College.

All the courses are made up of Higher National Unit credits (one credit represents roughly 40 hours of timetabled learning). HNCs are made up of 12 credits and usually take one year to complete by full-time study (longer by part-time study).To progress to HND or to have equivalence to degree first year normally 15 credits would be required. HNDs are made up of 30 credits and usually take two years to complete by full-time study (longer by part-time study).

HNC/D courses have assessments throughout the length of the course and generally don’t have any end of year exams.


UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (BA, BSC AND HONOURS) HIGHER EDUCATION

Our undergraduate degree courses cover a wide range of subjects in both mainstream and more specialist fields of study. Normally a full-time student will take three to four years to complete a degree and those learning with us on a part-time or on-line basis may take longer.Those not wishing to commit to a degree at the outset can enroll for a Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education (CertHE or DipHE) and choose to “upgrade� to a degree later if they wish to do so. Generally school leavers would be expected to possess three or four Highers for entry to degree courses. If you hold an HNC, CertHE, HND or DipHE then you may be able to progress directly into degree year 1, 2 or 3. Mature students without these qualifications may gain direct entry depending on work or life experiences. Each year is divided into two semesters with exams at the end of each semester. Successful completion provides wider access to the jobs market and can lead to post-graduate degrees with UHI Millennium Institute or at other institutions.

Our postgraduate degrees comprise taught modules and a dissertation leading to a masters degree (MA or MSc) or the intermediate awards of PgCert or PgDip. The normal structure of a postgraduate degree is: PgCert-after four taught modules, PgDip-after eight taught modules and MA/MSc-after eight taught modules and a dissertation. Normally entry is conditional upon a good honours degree, however flexibility will be applied in the case of experienced professionals studying on vocational courses. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (ACCA, CIPD, BPEC, REHIS, IOSH ETC.)

We offer a variety of Continuing Professional Development qualifications.These courses are delivered part-time allowing students to combine studies with work or family commitments. And because these programmes are offered in the evening, by home study, by on-line study and by part-time attendance you can give your career a real boost without taking a career break. For some of the courses you may need to be working within an appropriate environment.

POST-GRADUATE DEGREES (PGCERT, PGDIP, MA AND MSC)

Many postgraduate students study part-time, allowing them to maintain work and life commitments whilst pursuing their personal and professional development. We are happy to accommodate those postgraduate students wishing to take single modules of particular interest to them rather than engaging in an entire postgraduate course.

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The Business Development team at Inverness College offer professional development, short courses and work-based vocational qualifications in areas such as management, personnel, training and development, accounting, construction, health & safety and food hygiene.

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QUALIFICATIONS GRID > >

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DEGREE 4TH YEAR

> IF YOU ARE A SCHOOL LEAVER

IF YOU ARE A MATURE APPLICANT

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3 HIGHERS

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DEGREE 1ST YEAR

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DEGREE 2ND YEAR

2 HIGHERS

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HND

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DEGREE 3RD YEAR

1 HIGHER + MODULE CLUSTER

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HNC

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DEGREE 2ND YEAR

‘S’ GRADES VPP SKILLS FOR WORK

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NQ/SVQ

ALL OF THE ROUTES SHOWN ABOVE APPLY TO THOSE WITH OR WITHOUT FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS.

CODES FOR LEVELS: STANDARD GRADE O GRADE/O LEVEL

SG O

HIGHER NAT DIPLOMA

HND

HIGHER NAT UNIT

HNU

INTERMEDIATE 1

INT1

NAT CERT MODULE

NCM

INTERMEDIATE 2

INT2

DEGREE

DEG BSc

HIGHER

HG

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ADVANCED HIGHER

AH

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BA

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

NC

MASTERS OF ARTS

MA

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION NQ

PROFESSIONAL

HIGHER NAT CERT

DEVELOPMENT AWARD

HNC

PDA

GOT A QUESTION? WE ARE HERE TO HELP Phone 01463 273000 Textphone 01463 273180 Email info@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk

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DEGREE 3RD YEAR


SQA Qualifications in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework SCQF LEVELS 12

Doctorate*

11

Masters*

10

Honours Degree*

9

Ordinary Degree*

8

Higher National Diploma

7

Advanced Higher

6

Higher

5

Intermediate 2/Credit Standard Grade

4

Intermediate 1/General Standard Grade

3

Access 3/Foundation Standard Grade

2

Access 2

1

Access 1

Higher National Certificate

SVQ 5

Professional Development Awards

SVQ 4

SVQ 3

SVQ 2 National Progression Awards

National Certificates

SVQ 1

*Benchmark Qualifications of Higher Education Institutions

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COLLEGE LIFE ALTHOUGH THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP YOU, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO TALK TO STAFF IN THE GUIDANCE TEAM WHO WILL TAKE YOUR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES INTO CONSIDERATION AND DISCUSS THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU.

YOUR SKILLS

INTRODUCTORY I.T. SESSION

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN STUDENTS

Whatever course you are on, developing your skills will help you to make the most of your chances when you are looking for work and offer you an opportunity to contribute to the college and how it develops. If you feel you want extra help with any of these skills talk to your Studies Adviser about the support college can offer.

If you have never used a Computer, or do not feel confident using one, there is help available. The Guidance Team offer the chance to learn some basic skills or brush up on existing ones with an introductory session. Contact the Guidance Team on 01463 273000 to book a session reception@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

Our Guidance Officer provides a range of useful information on issues such as visas, council tax, accommodation, national insurance and income tax.

ACCOMMODATION

COUNSELLING

The College maintains an up-to-date list of local accommodation.We strongly advise that students start to look for suitable accommodation as soon as possible.

Everyone needs to talk about something sometime and you might not always be able to share personal problems with friends or relatives. Inverness College can provide practical support and guidance, on a strictly confidential basis, through the College Counselling Service. People can have a one off appointment before starting at College to have an introduction to the service. Once students are enrolled they can self refer for further appointments. Contact the Counsellor on 01463 273224 for a confidential chat, help and advice or email counsellor@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

If English is not your first language you may be asked to take a test to make sure you can manage on your course. You may also be offered extra English classes during your course.

GOT A QUESTION? WE ARE HERE TO HELP Phone 01463 273000 Textphone 01463 273180 Email info@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk


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NURSERY Inverness College has two facilities offering childcare to students, with qualified staff who meet the requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council. Staff are committed and continually enhancing their learning and development through various courses and qualifications. Both nurseries offer quality nursery care for children aged 0-5 and offer full-time, part- time and sessional day care. A drop-in facility may be available on request. For more information contact the Childcare Services Manager on 01463 273549. Financial assistance with nursery fees for the children of students may be available from the College Discretionary Funds.


Navaneeth Mylsamy HND Engineering systems. “I feel there is a strong students union, good people, good staff and good hospitality and a safe environment especially for the International students”. Navaneeth is the Acting Vice President of the Student Association and is also an Inverness College Board Member. “I always like doing social work, so involving myself in the Students Association also develops my leadership skills and I am the Acting/Vice President and the Ethnic Minority Officer of the Inverness College Students Association”.

STUDENTS ASSOCIATION The Students Association is your gateway to student life! Whilst studying at Inverness College you will be invited to play a full-time part in the Association and encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities open to you – not only because the success of the Association depends on your participation, but because being a student is not all about hard work, it’s also about having fun! Our key role is representing students’ views and opinions. We organise a range of social activities throughout the year, in addition to campaign and awareness events. We’ll also be encouraging students to set up their own clubs and societies, whether it be social, political, cultural or religious, we’ll offer you as much support as possible to get it started. Get involved and see what we can do for you! Contact us on 01463 273438.

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STUDENT FUNDING YOU SORT OUT YOUR FINANCES BEFORE IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT LE VARIOUS TYPES OF FUNDING AVAILAB YOU ENROLL ON A COURSE. THERE ARE IN. D OF COURSE YOU ARE INTERESTE DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE AND LEVEL A FACT! STUDENTS WORRY ABOUT MONEY - IT’S

Most students who apply for a course at College get some form of financial support while they study.What you can apply for depends on the level of course and your personal circumstances. FURTHER EDUCATION

Application forms for Further Education Funding can be obtained from The Student Funding Office Longman Campus Longman Road Inverness, IV1 1SA Telephone 01463 273209

FULL-TIME COURSES

Access, Intermediate 1 or 2, Scottish Vocational Qualifications, National Certificate, National Qualification, Highers. If you are interested in enrolling on a full-time further education course at Inverness College UHI you can apply for a Bursary/Educational Maintenance Allowance from the College Student Funding Office. Most full-time further education students will be entitled to an automatic Fee Waiver. Short term full-time courses will incur a fee but you may be eligible for a Fee Waiver depending on your personal circumstances, e.g. if you are in receipt of certain Benefits. FURTHER EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME COURSES BA, BSc, HND/DipHE, HNC/CertHE

If you are interested in enrolling on a full-time higher education course at Inverness College UHI you should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for the following tuition fees for students living in Scotland and other European Union countries outside the UK. You can apply to them for: • Student Loans.These are partly means-tested against family income. • Young Students’ Bursary.This is available for students from lower income families. This is dependent on family income and replaces part of the Student Loan.

PART-TIME COURSES HIGHER EDUCATION PART-TIME COURSES

If you are interested in enrolling on a part-time further education course or subject(s) you can apply for a College Bursary to help pay for your travel costs and course expenses.You may not have to pay any tuition fees if you are getting Benefits or your family is on a low income – ask the Funding Office staff for a list of Benefits that are accepted.

BA, BSc, HND/DipHE, HNC/CertHE

If you are interested in enrolling on a part-time higher education course at Inverness College UHI you can apply for a part-time fee grant of up to £500.You may not have to pay any tuition fees if you are getting Benefits – ask the Guidance Team for a list of benefits that are accepted. For more information on part-time funding contact our Guidance Team.

If you are applying for a Student Loan,Young Students’ Bursary, or for payment of tuition fees you should apply via the SAAS website at www.saas.gov.uk For more information on funding for Higher Education contact: The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), General Enquiry Line: 0845 111 1711 Website: www.saas.gov.uk Address: Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9HH

GOT A QUESTION? WE ARE HERE TO HELP Phone 01463 273000 Textphone 01463 273180 Email info@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk


MODE OF ATTENDANCE

LEVEL

HNC/HND/DEGREE

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TUITION FEES CHARGED TO STUDENT

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FULL-TIME

NONE PROVIDING STUDENT MEETS SAAS CRITERIA

MAINTENANCE/CHILDCARE/TRAVEL EXPENSES/COURSE EXPENSES

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MAINTENANCE/TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/BOOKS - APPLY FOR SAAS FUNDING AND MEANS TESTED/ NON-MEANS TESTED STUDENT LOAN/GRANT AND YOUNG STUDENT BURSARY (UNDER 25 YEARS OLD) CHILDCARE/HOUSING/EXCESS TRAVEL/GENERAL HARDSHIP - POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION CHILDCARE FUND OR HIGHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND (CONDITIONS APPLY)

HNC/HND/DEGREE

>

>

PART-TIME

NONE IF IN RECEIPT OF WORKING TAX CREDIT, HOUSING BENEFIT, CERTAIN STATE BENEFITS OR ON A LOW INCOME AND STUDYING LESS THAN 16 HOURS PER WEEK. IF NOT FEES WILL BE CHARGED AT A SET RATE PER UNIT STUDIED.

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TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/ BOOKS - APPLY TO HIGHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND (CONDITIONS APPLY) CHILDCARE/GENERAL HARDSHIP - POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND (CONDITIONS APPLY)

ILA 500 ACCOUNT IS AVAILABLE PROVIDING STUDENT MEETS ILA SCOTLAND CRITERIA NC/NQ/SVQ 1-2

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FULL-TIME STUDENTS OVER 18

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NONE PROVIDING STUDENTS MEET CRITERIA OF NATIONAL FEE WAIVER POLICY

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MAINTENANCE/TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/BOOKS APPLY FOR MEANS TESTED COLLEGE FURTHER EDUCATION BURSARY CHILDCARE/HOUSING/GENERAL HARDSHIP POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH FURTHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND OR FURTHER EDUCATION CHILDCARE FUND

FULL-TIME STUDENTS UNDER 18

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NONE PROVIDING STUDENTS MEET CRITERIA OF NATIONAL FEE WAIVER POLICY

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MAINTENANCE - APPLY FOR MEANS TESTED EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE (KNOWN AS EMA) TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/BOOKS - APPLY FOR COLLEGE FURTHER EDUCATION BURSARY. AWARDED TO ALL STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD AT THE START DATE OF THEIR COURSE AND WHO MEET THE POLICY CRITERIA, REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL/GUARDIAN INCOME. CHILDCARE/HOUSING/GENERAL HARDSHIP POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH FURTHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND OR FURTHER EDUCATION CHILDCARE FUND

PART-TIME STUDENTS OVER 18

PART-TIME STUDENTS UNDER 18

>

>

NONE IF IN RECEIPT OF WORKING TAX CREDIT, HOUSING BENEFIT, CERTAIN STATE BENEFITS OR ON A LOW INCOME AND STUDYING LESS THAN 16 HOURS PER WEEK. IF NOT FEES WILL BE CHARGED AT A SET RATE PER UNIT STUDIED

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NONE IF IN RECEIPT OF WORKING TAX CREDIT, HOUSING BENEFIT, CERTAIN STATE BENEFITS OR ON A LOW INCOME AND STUDYING LESS THAN 16 HOURS PER WEEK. IF NOT FEES WILL BE CHARGED AT A SET RATE PER UNIT STUDIED

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TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/BOOKS - APPLY FOR MEANS TESTED PART-TIME FURTHER EDUCATION BURSARY CHILDCARE/GENERAL HARDSHIP - POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH FURTHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND OR FURTHER EDUCATION CHILDCARE FUND TRAVEL EXPENSES/EQUIPMENT/BOOKS - APPLY FOR PART-TIME FURTHER EDUCATION BURSARY CHILDCARE/GENERAL HARDSHIP - POSSIBLE HELP WITH FUNDING THROUGH FURTHER EDUCATION DISCRETIONARY FUND OR FURTHER EDUCATION CHILDCARE FUND

Information on this chart is based on 2008/2009 information and may be subject to change from April 2009

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STUDENT FUNDING...CONT H ILA SCOTLAND IS A SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE SCHEME WHIC TIME, HELPS YOU PAY FOR LEARNING THAT YOU CAN DO AT A PLACE, PACE AND IN A WAY TO SUIT YOU.

INDIVIDUAL

PART-TIME STUDY

CHILDCARE & DISCRETIONARY

LEARNING ACCOUNTS

(FEE WAIVERS)

FUNDS – FE AND HE COURSES

If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get up to £500 towards the cost of learning new skills with an individual learning account from ILA Scotland.

Most part-time courses and subjects are available at no fee cost to students who are eligible for a FEE WAIVER.

Childcare and Discretionary funds are available to students on FE and HE courses, once their core funding (Student Loan, SAAS and Bursary funding) has been awarded. Childcare and Discretionary funds are dependent on personal circumstances. Please contact the Student Funding Office for further information on Childcare and Discretionary funds.

If you earn £18,000 a year or less, you could get £200 a year towards the cost of learning, or a £500 fee grant if you are studying a part-time Higher Education Course. Funding Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs)

ILA Scotland is the new way to get help paying for the cost of your learning. If you need more information call ILA Scotland on 0808 100 1090. Talk to the Guidance Team about: • Fees • Fee Waiver • Travelling Expenses • Discretionary Fund • Childcare Support For further information contact the Guidance Team on 01463 273000 for a confidential chat, help and advice or email reception@inverness.uhi.ac.uk

If you or your family are in receipt of certain Benefits or are on a low household income you are unlikely to have to pay tuition fees for many of our courses if you are studying part-time. Application forms and more information on Fee Waivers are available from the Information & Guidance Team.

The experienced, friendly staff in our Information & Guidance Team or Student Funding Office will be able to give you help and advice on all aspects of funding the course you choose, whether it’s full-time, part-time, day-release or by home study.


STUDENT SUPPORT When you are thinking about coming to College or when you are already a student you may have questions that you need some help with.The Guidance team are here to help and will do their best to provide the answers you are looking for. Some examples of areas where we can offer help and support are: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Course information and choices Finance, funding, hardship and budgeting Learning and study support Help filling in forms Accommodation Childcare Personal counselling International and European Union student advice Links with many agencies outwith College Progression after your course Careers Scotland Preparation for employment Job search Mock interviews Basic IT workshops

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These are only some examples. If your question does not fit into any of these categories don’t worry we will still listen and try to help. You can find us at the Reception in the Longman or Midmills campus or by contacting us on 01463 273000 or email info@inverness.uhi.ac.uk or text-phone 01463 273180. We are here Mon to Fri 8.45 to 4.45 all year round including the summer holiday period. Do not let a minor difficulty develop into a crisis – give us a call.

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