As part of our Investment Programme, we're investing £300,000 in a bursary scheme to help young people living in Belfast into further education, training or employment during 2012 - 2015.
There are two different types of bursary on offer:
Awards for students in key growth areas
These awards of up to £500 are administered through Belfast Metropolitan College. They're for students who:
- live in the Belfast City Council area
- have an annual household income of £25,000 or less
- are in their first year of full-time study (as of September 2014) on the following courses:
| Course||Module codes||Title||Level|
|C2335||102F||BTEC Diploma Engineering (Electrical)||2|
|C2394 ||101F||Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Pearson BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism)||2 |
|C2391 ||101F||Edexcel BTEC First Extended Diploma Certificate in Applied Science||2|
|C2401||101F and 102F||Edexcel BTEC First Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games and Web Development) ||2 |
|C2401 ||103F ||Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV, Film and Sound) ||3 |
|C2400||101F and 102F ||BTEC First Diploma ICT Practitioner ||2|
|C3023||101F and 102F||BTEC Extended Diploma Procom (Systems Support)||3|
|C3048 ||101F||Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality ||3|
|C3071||101F ||Access Certificate in Foundation Studies Maths and Computing (QUB)||3|
|C3076||101F - 104F ||Access Diploma in Foundation Studies Biological / Biomedical Science (QUB)||3|
|C3077||101F and 102F ||Access Diploma in Computing with Business and Multimedia (UU)||3|
|C3087 ||101F||BTEC Extended Diploma Construction and Built Environment ||3|
|C3094 ||103F ||BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science ||3 |
|C3110 ||104F and 105F||BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media) ||3|
|C3110 ||101F and 102F||Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development)||3 |
|C3110 ||103F and 107F ||Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV, Film and Sound) ||3 |
|C3116 ||101F - 105F||BTEC Extended Diploma in IT ||3|
|C3673 ||101F ||Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with IT||3 |
|C3673 ||102F||Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) ||3 |
|C5017||101F ||Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management ||5 |
|C5018 ||101F ||Foundation Degree Travel and Tourism Management ||5|
|C5019 ||101F ||Foundation Science Degree in Event Management for the Tourism Industry ||5 |
|C5029 ||101F ||Foundation Degree in Building Services and Renewable Energies ||5|
|C5042||101F||Foundation Degree in iMedia||5|
|C5045 ||101F - 103F ||Foundation Degree Software Engineering ||5|
|C5048 ||101F and 102F||Edexcel BTEC HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development ||5 |
|C5055 ||101F||BTEC HND Diploma in Graphic Design ||5|
|C5060||105F||BTEC HND Diploma in Creative Media Production (Computer Games Design) ||5 |
|C5061 ||101F||BTEC HND Applied Science (Biology) ||5|
|C5062||101F||BTEC HND Applied Science (Chemistry) ||5|
|C5101||101F||BTEC HND Diploma in Electronic Engineering ||5 |
|C5110 ||101F||Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction (UU) ||5 |
|C5112 ||101F||Foundation Degree in Architectural Technology with Sustainable Design ||5 |
Watch this short film to find out how Achieve has helped two Belfast Met students Hannah Barnes and Jamie Hamilton-Ferris take a step closer to realising their ambitions.
How do I apply?
Applications for Achieve Belfast Bursary Fund have closed.
Funding decisions will be made in January 2015 with first payments made in the same month.
Telephone: 028 9026 5172 or 028 9026 5183
The Achieve Bursary is a Belfast City Council Investment Programme initiative, administered by Belfast Metropolitan College.
If you have any questions on Achieve, please contact our Economic Development Officer, Nora Quigley.
Awards for young people not in education, training or employment
Grants of up to £500 are awarded through the Prince's Trust Development Awards. The scheme aims to help recipients who are:
- aged between 16 and 25
- living in the Belfast City Council area
- need help to overcome barriers which may prevent them from undertaking training, education and employment.
What can I use the money for?
You can use the money for the following items:
- course fees
- equipment you might need for your course
- clothing for a job interview
How have the Development Awards helped young people not in education, training or employment?
So far we’ve helped 367 young people take part in learning, education and employment through the Achieve Prince’s Trust Development Awards.
- 93% of recipients move into education, training or employment
- 165 of these young people live in the top 10% most deprived wards in Northern Ireland.
- Read our Development Awards case studies showing how funding helped two young people back into education.
Could the Prince’s Trust help you? Get in contact today.
Freephone: 028 9089 5000