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Apply for a Further Education Award

The arrangements for applying for Further Education Awards have not changed with the creation of the Education Authority (EA).

The Education Authority offers a limited number of Further Education Awards each year for full and part-time courses for students undertaking courses up to and including Level 3.  

There is a limited budget for Further Education Awards and consequently funding may not be sufficient to offer an award to every applicant who is successful in obtaining a place on an approved programme of study. 

Closing Dates

The closing date for applications for funding for fulltime courses is 31 August 2018

The closing date for applications for part time courses is 28 September 2018

Eligible students who submit an application by 29 June 2018 will be guaranteed funding

To download an application form or information relating to Further Education Awards, please use the links below :

Full Time Application Form

Part Time Application Form

Guide to Financial Support

Forms and Leaflets

DAERA Application Form/Booklet

Links for Colleges


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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