For continuing education students, the CFS makes funds available to the college and the university then distributes the funds to students. Covered courses are generally SCQF 5 (National 5 or Modern Learning) or Level 6 (higher or national).  The funds made available by the CFS are used by the colleges to provide scholarships, the education support allowance, and the discretion funds of each college.   This outcome agreement was developed to ensure that national priorities are taken into account in the planning and implementation of the college curriculum, while ensuring that the program meets the needs of the Western Lothian community. On 26 June 2013, the Scottish Parliament passed the post-16 education (Scotland) Act 2013. The Act contains various provisions relating to the governance, structure and revision of the institutions of the FE and He. The law also defines regional strategic bodies and makes them fundable by the CFS.  Prior to the introduction of this law, the CFS had funded only the institutions of the FE (colleges) and he (selected universities and colleges). The financial directorate is responsible for the application of CFS credits with respect to results agreements, protection of CFS credits and advice to FE colleges. The CFS was established as a non-departmental public body, which means that it has partial autonomy from Scottish ministers and can exercise an advisory function.  As a general rule, the Council receives an annual letter of guidance from the Minister of Lifelong Learning. These letters set out the priorities and recommendations of Scottish ministers regarding Scottish universities and universities.
  Effective 1 April 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reclassified Scottish higher education institutions into the public sector.   The effect of this change was that the resources held by the college would now be considered the resources of the Scottish Government and that the college`s expenditures would be allocated to its reserves at annual budgetary limits. :(ss. 1.9, 1.12, 2.5) It also meant that a university could only retain the amount of working capital necessary for the operation of the university. :(. 2.6.1) The Lanarkshire Outcome Agreement 2019 – 2022 sets out how Lanarkshire colleges will contribute to a strong local and national economy through effective training and training. A regional strategic body is a statutory body to ensure that higher education institutions provide quality education in their region and implement and implement training and higher education plans for their higher education institutions. :(ss. 23E-23F) The Act allows these institutions to provide grants, loans or other payments to their higher education institutions to finance the provision of secondary or higher education institutions, to finance the research of these institutions, and to finance the provision of facilities and related services by those institutions. :(ss. 12A-12B) New College Lanarkshire (NCL) is committed to helping students outside of college who have unpaid care responsibility, which can affect their learning experience and their ability to make good progress in their journey.
Caregivers should have the best possible support to succeed on their way. Under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, NCL has a duty to ensure that we are safe from discrimination (including discrimination against a person with a protected characteristic, for example.B.