If you are employed, it may be possible to secure funding for some or all of the cost of your qualification from your employer. If you are thinking about approaching your employer to ask for funding, make sure you put together a business case to justify their support for your studies. This should include a clear explanation of how your qualification will enable you to benefit the business. These may include:
- increased efficiencies and cost savings
- improved customer service
- the resolution of a business problem (e.g. a skills gap)
- improved profitability or turnover (for private sector organisations)
A well thought through business case should be considered by any employer, so make sure you plan thoroughly before you approach your employer to ask for financial support.