The Additional Support Needs (ASN) Access Fund supports disabled people and/or people with additional support needs into the Employability Fund. 

It’s been developed for participants assessed ready for the Employability Fund at stage 2-4 provision and helps with funding toward equipment and personal support. Some examples of how the fund has been used include:

  • Text phones or radio aid systems for hearing impaired trainees
  • Live scribe pens for dyslexic trainees
  • Specialist phone app for trainees on the autism spectrum
  • Specialised keyboard, RNIB software and LCD magnifier screen for visually impaired trainees
  • Hire of lightweight wheelchair for mobility impaired trainees

How to apply

Download your local ASN Guide to understand the types of support available in your area.

If you would like to make an application through the EF ASN Access fund, please contact ASNAccessFund@sds.co.uk or speak to your Skills Investment Adviser (SIA) for support.

Application guidance videos

In this section you'll find a series of training videos to assist with ASN applications.

ASN Fund Application (7min 5 sec) 

ASN claim (2min 24 sec) 

FIPS Video Guides: Employability Fund - a series of FIPS training videos for use by Employability Fund training providers. 

https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/40380/asn-faqs.pdf 

26 May 2015

ASN FAQs

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ASN Provider Resource Guide

How to Book a BSL/English Interpreter

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ASN Provider Resource Guide

Aberdeen ASN Provider Guide

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Aberdeenshire ASN Provider Guide

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Angus ASN Provider Guide

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Argyll and Bute ASN Provider Guide

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Clackmannanshire ASN Provider Guide

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Dumfries and Galloway ASN Provider Guide

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Dundee ASN Provider Guide

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East Ayrshire ASN Provider Guide

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East Dunbartonshire ASN Provider Guide

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East Lothian ASN Provider Guide

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East Renfrewshire ASN Provider Guide

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Edinburgh ASN Provider Guide

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Falkirk ASN Provider Guide

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Fife ASN Provider Guide

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Glasgow ASN Provider Guide

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Highland ASN Provider Guide

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Inverclyde ASN Provider Guide

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Midlothian ASN Provider Guide

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North Ayrshire ASN Provider Guide

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Moray ASN Provider Guide

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North Lanarkshire ASN Provider Guide

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Orkney ASN Provider Guide

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Outer Hebrides ASN Provider Guide

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Perth Kinross ASN Provider Guide

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Renfrewshire ASN Provider Guide

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Scottish Borders ASN Provider Guide

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Shetland ASN Provider Guide

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South Ayrshire ASN Provider Guide

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South Lanarkshire ASN Provider Guide

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Stirling ASN Provider Guide

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West Dunbartonshire ASN Provider Guide

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West Lothian ASN Provider Guide

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