Student Connect – Helpful Adult Education advice in London

24 Jan

As my readers will know, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to help small business.

However more recently, another part of my portfolio of experience, “Recruitment” has been at the forefront of my mind, with a number of my daughters friends leaving college & looking for work, struggling in this climate.

So I have been looking at alternatives for 18+ people, who want to broaden their horizons & improve their prospects in commercial arena’s or indeed industry.

ImageTo that end, I have looked into studying for an HND (Higher National Diploma) as a way to help in this economic climate & have discovered it can be a great way to get your career off to a flying start. If you are over 18 and a UK or EU resident (and that includes anyone who has a residency permit or Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK) you can get access to top-quality courses if you know where to look. So after some investigation, I discovered Student Connect, who not only have a vast amount of knowledge on the courses available, but can help access funding to support you while you study.

An HND is the equivalent of university education up to second-year level and can either smooth your way into the career of your choice or enable you to join a full BA or BSc course starting in the third year if you choose to continue studying. Eligibility typically requires at least Maths and English A-C or equivalent – but Student Connect has been authorised to carry out assessments that can enable you to join a course even if you do not have the paper qualifications required.

Provided you have been a UK resident for at least three years, you could qualify for one of a range of grants or bursaries that can provide invaluable financial support whilst you study for your HND. These include Tuition Fee Loans that can cover the entire cost of your tuition fees, as well as Maintenance Loans and Maintenance Grants, which can offer up to £7675 and £3250 respectively.

A range of other grants and allowances may also be available, depending on your circumstances, including: Disabled Student Allowance, Childcare Grant, Parent’s Learning Allowance, Adult Dependent’s Grant and various other bursaries.

 Student Connect can support and guide you through the process of applying for the various grants and allowances to which you may be entitled. Better still, you do not need to begin repaying your loan until you are earning more than £21,000 a year.

Another financial benefit of studying for an HND is that you will be registered with the National Union of Students (NUS) which qualifies you for discounts on many goods and services. You will also qualify for travel discounts of up to 30% with Transport for London (TfL).

There are course starting in March and May 2013 so if you know anyone who might benefit, please pass this blog onto them.

Or you can contact Student Connect here or call 0207 099 2400 / 0208 538 0248 and speak to one of the helpful course advisors.

Please would you let me know if you or anyone you recommend take up any of these courses, as I like to find out if they really do help & the outcomes.

Thank you

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