Whether it is a school for your children or a college or university for the adults in your family, selecting an education provider may be one of your most important choices when you leave the Services.  It may even influence where you decide to live.

Education and training funding for veterans

You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:

  • are planning on leaving the armed forces

  • have already left and want to know more about your options

SAAS grants

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) gives financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. If you've been in the armed forces or are the family member of someone in the armed forces who has been living abroad you may be elligible for a SAAS grant. This depends on where you or your family member was a resident when they joined up.

Contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505 to find out if you're eligible.

Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme

The Armed Forces ELC scheme allows you to apply for money to pay for qualifications. You can apply whether you're still serving in the armed forces or you've already left.

Find out more about which qualifications you can get and how to apply.



Scotland has a tremendous variety of education providers and we think we have listed most of them, from state and private schools to colleges to universities.  We have left out Primary schools deliberately. 

We have also included a link to Education Scotland which may answer some of your questions CLICK HERE

When considering a school, choice is important so we have included a link where you can check every school’s standing in the Scottish League tables here:  

You can refine your search by level of education and Local Authority area and then click Search.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Westhill Academy

Tel: 01224 740 111 Email:

Hays Way , Westhill AB32 6XZ

Westray Junior High School

Tel: 01857 677353 Email:

Westray , Westray KW17 2DH

Whalsay School

Tel: 01595 743800 Email:

Symbister , Whalsay, Whalsay ZE2 9AQ

Whitburn Academy

Tel: 01501 740675 Email:

Shanks Road , Whitburn EH47 0HL

Whitehill Secondary School

Tel: 0141 582 0290 Email:

280 Onslow Drive , Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 2QF

Wick High School

Tel: 01955 603333 Email:

West Banks Avenue , Wick KW1 5LU

William Simpsons Home

Jean P A Lyon B.A. FRSH, FIAV, FLIAV - Manager
Tel: 01786 812421 Email:

Main Street , Old Plean, Stirling FK7 8BQ

The William Simpsons Home provides Residential Social Care for 44 men with Alcohol Related Brain Damage with underlying mental health illness; Respite Care for 6 Service Users of mixed gender as well as 12 day care places, seven days per week; and Vocational Training through our Approved Centre status for the delivery of S.V.Qs Levels 2,3,4 also A units and V units.

Woodmill High School

Tel: 01383 602406 Email:

Shields Road , Dunfermline KY11 4ER

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