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Apply now for the Professional Accredited Learning (PAL) Fund

May 10, 2018

Applications now open
Applications now open

As part of the University’s commitment to supporting the development of its people, colleagues from Professional Services can apply for funding to support professional qualifications or accreditations. There are two application deadlines;

Friday 25 May 2018 for courses starting between 1 August and 31 December 2018

Friday 26 October 2018 for courses starting between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019

If you work in a professional services or administrative role you are eligible for funding to study for a professional qualification or accredited course. This is to help you progress in your current role and your overall career by enhancing and accrediting your professional and personal skills. Your application for funding should be for a course which has been identified through your PDR discussion and been supported by your line manager. This will ensure that the University is funding development activities which not only support your career, but also the strategic needs of the business.

You can access the guidance notes, previous applicant testimonies and application details here

Applicants should investigate courses which are available through University of Salford courses and/or Salford Professional Development in the first instance.

If the course required is not available through the University itself, colleagues should then identify their preferred option which may be offered directly by their appropriate professional body, for example AUA, CIPR, CIM, CIMA, CIPD. They should then contact the relevant institution that teaches the course for some initial details before applying to the PAL fund.

The committee is able to consider team as well as individual applications so if you would like the opportunity to upskill your team, please let us know.

If you need clarity on the application process or form then please contact Anne Jackson, Resourcing & Talent Coordinator via