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Warwick Learning Account

Important update - January 2021.

We are currently considering options for the scheme for 2021/22, against the backdrop of the ongoing financial impact of Covid-19. Please check back here mid-to late February for more information.

Update – July 2020.

Unfortunately due to the financial challenges created by Covid-19, we will not be able to offer any Warwick Learning Vouchers for the year 2020-2021.

(Note: Colleagues who are already enrolled on a part-time degree course will be supported to continue in 20/21).

About Warwick Learning Account

The WLA scheme for 2020/21 will only be issuing vouchers for those already on an existing part-time degree. The booking page to reapply for vouchers will be open in September 2020.


Am I entitled to a WLA?

If you have an employment contract issued by University of Warwick HR and are paid from the standard salaries monthly payroll you are entitled to a Warwick Learning Account.

Please note, you are not entitled to Warwick Learning Account vouchers if you are:

  • on the Sessional Teaching Payroll (STP) or Variable Payroll (VAM)
  • a temporary worker (e.g. Third party contract worker, Unitemps employee, external business' staff)
  • a visiting academic
  • a PG (research/taught) student

Further information:

How does the scheme work?
Are you eligible for a Warwick Learning Account
How can you use your Warwick Learning Account
How can I obtain my Warwick Learning Account Vouchers
Are you eligible for a Warwick Learning Account?

If you have an employment contract issued by HR and are paid from the standard salaries monthly payroll you are entitled to a Warwick Learning Account.

The amount of your allowance depends upon the percentage of a full-time equivalent contract you work, as follows:

Percentage Contract

Standard Allowance

Part-time Degree Allowance

(For staff who do not already hold a first degree)

Part-time Degree Allowance

(For staff who already hold a first degree)

Up to 30% FTE

2 vouchers (up to £140)

Funding up to 30 CATS of study to a maximum of £1,540

Funding up to 15 CATS of study to a maximum of £770

31% to 60% FTE

4 vouchers (up to £280)

Funding up to 60 CATS of study to a maximum of £3,080

Funding up to 30 CATS of study to a maximum of £1,540

61% to 100% FTE

6 vouchers (up to £420)

For staff who are joining or leaving part-way through the year, the voucher allowance will be pro-rata using your contract start and end dates.

Part-time staff who were previously in receipt of a full allowance and have already embarked upon a Part-time Degree will continue to receive the full allowance until they complete their degree.

Staff who are on a career break will not be entitled to vouchers for the duration of their break. If a member of staff returns from a career break part-way through a financial year they will be entitled to a pro-rata allowance.

How can you use your Warwick Learning Account?
Undergraduate Degree Programme
 

If you wish to study for a part-time degree your vouchers have a higher monetary value, and in some cases there is an increased allowance, and will cover the cost of between 15 and 60 CATS/credits of study, as per the table above. Staff using their Warwick Learning Account for a part-time degree are not entitled to further vouchers for other purposes. Provided you do not already hold a first degree you may receive funding towards your degree of up to 60 credits per year, up to a maximum of £3080.

Staff members who already hold a first degree or higher level qualification

For existing students (started before 2012) there is no change, and we will continue to fund your studies up to 60 credits per year.

For existing students who started from Oct 2012, we will fund the equivalent of up to 30 credits of study per year only, up to a maximum of £1540

Voucher reference numbers for Part-time degrees will be available from September 2020.

For existing part-time degree students and students, funding from the Warwick Learning Account will be available for the duration of your current studies. There will be no new funding for students planning to start a part-time degree in 2020/21.

If you have any queries about the Warwick Learning Account, please email wla at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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