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Student finance for second degree and NHS LSF

Back ground:
I have utilised SFE for an Open BSc in the past and I have just completed an apprenticeship with the NHS studying a FDSc.

Current:
At present I have an application with Brighton University pending to commence on year 2 of the BSc Mental health nursing course.

Questions:
1. Will I be able to access further financial support through SFE for the duration of the course?
2. Do I have to apply to SFE first to access the NHS LSF?
3. Do I have to apply for the maintenance loan to access the NHS LSF?
4. Do I have to receive payment from the maintenance component? (I'd rather have less debt and work part time).
4. If I'm accepted for the NHS LSF how are my fees paid?
Original post by LCAHULROAE
Back ground:
I have utilised SFE for an Open BSc in the past and I have just completed an apprenticeship with the NHS studying a FDSc.

Current:
At present I have an application with Brighton University pending to commence on year 2 of the BSc Mental health nursing course.

Questions:
1. Will I be able to access further financial support through SFE for the duration of the course?
2. Do I have to apply to SFE first to access the NHS LSF?
3. Do I have to apply for the maintenance loan to access the NHS LSF?
4. Do I have to receive payment from the maintenance component? (I'd rather have less debt and work part time).
4. If I'm accepted for the NHS LSF how are my fees paid?


I will leave it to the SFE/SLC reps to confirm your eligibility for tuition fee and maintenance loan funding.

You need to be eligible for student finance to apply for the NHS LSF, so apply to SFE first. Apply for both the tuition fee and maintenance loans - you can decline them later. You will need to apply for the tuition fee loan to pay for fees - the NHS LSF does not cover this. The NHS LSF pays an annual training grant of £5,000 per year (plus a special payment of £1,000 per year for MH nursing).

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf
Original post by LCAHULROAE
Back ground:
I have utilised SFE for an Open BSc in the past and I have just completed an apprenticeship with the NHS studying a FDSc.
Current:
At present I have an application with Brighton University pending to commence on year 2 of the BSc Mental health nursing course.
Questions:
1. Will I be able to access further financial support through SFE for the duration of the course?
2. Do I have to apply to SFE first to access the NHS LSF?
3. Do I have to apply for the maintenance loan to access the NHS LSF?
4. Do I have to receive payment from the maintenance component? (I'd rather have less debt and work part time).
4. If I'm accepted for the NHS LSF how are my fees paid?

Hi there,

Can you please tell us when your course will begin?

Thanks, Graeme
Reply 3
Original post by Graeme SFE
Hi there,
Can you please tell us when your course will begin?
Thanks, Graeme

The course is a September 2024 start.
Reply 4
Original post by normaw
I will leave it to the SFE/SLC reps to confirm your eligibility for tuition fee and maintenance loan funding.
You need to be eligible for student finance to apply for the NHS LSF, so apply to SFE first. Apply for both the tuition fee and maintenance loans - you can decline them later. You will need to apply for the tuition fee loan to pay for fees - the NHS LSF does not cover this. The NHS LSF pays an annual training grant of £5,000 per year (plus a special payment of £1,000 per year for MH nursing).
https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf

Thank you. I’m hoping to continue working part time. Should I use an estimate of earnings for my SFE application?
Hi LCAHULROAE,

Mental Health Nursing is an AHP exception course so you will be eligible for funding even if you already hold an Open Degree.

We don't ask students to declare their own earnings as part of their application, this is not taken into account when assessing your application.

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 6
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi LCAHULROAE,
Mental Health Nursing is an AHP exception course so you will be eligible for funding even if you already hold an Open Degree.
We don't ask students to declare their own earnings as part of their application, this is not taken into account when assessing your application.
Thanks,
Calum

Thanks Callum, that’s really helpful.
You're welcome. If you have any further questions you can contact us on this platform.

Thanks, Drew
Reply 8
Original post by Drew SLC
You're welcome. If you have any further questions you can contact us on this platform.
Thanks, Drew

Thanks Drew, I’ve been short listed and I’m awaiting an interview date. If anything else comes up I’ll use this platform. Thank you for being so responsive.

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