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Further Education & Higher Education (FE/HE) Funding Scheme

The University is committed to providing staff with both the training necessary to perform their current work effectively; and opportunities to develop further skills to support future duties and career development.

Further Education (FE) Funding Scheme 

Typically this scheme will apply to staff undertaking qualifications such as GCSEs, vocationally based A levels, professional qualifications and vocationally oriented degrees. Please see the conditions of funding below for full details of the scheme.

 if you would like to speak to us about FE funding please contact Tom McCunnie at:

You must fill in an FE Scheme application form for each year of funding requested.  Please note that we cannot guarantee to meet the costs of your course if you do not list all costs on your application.  Please also ensure that all appropriate exam results are forwarded to us with your application. 

If you are studying with the University of Manchester please contact Student Services  for further information.  A Tuition Fee Administration and Policies document is available from the Student Services Centre.


Members of staff wishing to study for ECDL taught version should apply using the ECDL application form below. The online version of the course is no longer available through the University.

External Training (ET) Funding Scheme

This scheme exists to support staff attending specific job related training and meeting development needs that can not be met from within the University. The scheme will particularly apply to those who may be required to undertake specialist skills updating in areas such as:  operating new equipment; carrying out new scientific/technical techniques; Health & Safety training; and other technical training.

Please note that applications to attend Academic Conferences will not be supported under this scheme, however, applications to attend more general professional conferences will be considered.
Please see the conditions of funding below for full details:

Further Information

For advice about training courses, further or higher education courses please contact the Admin Team and ask to be directed to the Staff Development Advisor for your area:

If you have general questions relating to the FE/HE or ET funding schemes, or the status of your application please contact Tom McCunnie at: