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The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)
Provides information, advice and guidance on education and professional development for dancers, with a particular focus on the private vocational sector. 
Address: Old Brewer's Yard, 17-19 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9UY
Tel: 0207 240 5703

Dance and Drama Awards
A scholarship scheme funded by the DfES, the Dance and Drama Awards fund a number of places at schools in the private sector.

Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland)
Offers financial information for students entering higher education.
Student Finance Branch, Room 407, Adelaide House, 39-49 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FD
028 9025 7777

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Find out which student loans, grants, bursaries and other help you could qualify for, and apply online for student loans and grants. Includes full information on repaying student loans.

Education Authority (Northern Ireland)

Students apply for financial assistance through one of five local ELBs. More information can be found via the online resource.

Education Graduate Advice Site (EGAS)
EGAS provides information and advice on funding for post-16 education including loans, grants, benefits, access funds, hardship funds, bursaries and charitable trusts
Address: 501-505 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AU
Tel: 020 7254 6251

Learn Direct
A free help line and website giving impartial information about education and learning opportunities.
Tel: 0800 100 900

The National Union of Students (NUS)
Produces NUS welfare information pack including information on grants, awards and alternative financial assistance.
Address: 2nd Floor, Centro 3, Mandela Street, London, NW1 0DU
Tel: 020 221 8221
Textphone: 020 7380 6649

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
The university grant application service for Scotland.
Address: Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9HH
Tel: 0845 111 1711
Email: Send an email via their website here:

Student Loans Company (SLC)
Student Loans Company organises the payment, maintenance and collection of government student loans which are designed to help students meet their living costs while at university or college.
Address: 100 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JD
Tel: 0800 40 50 10

University Central Admissions Service (UCAS)
UCAS is the central organisation that processes applications for undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. It offers a searchable website of current courses and institutions.
Address: PO Box 28, Cheltenham, GL52 3LZ
Tel: 0870 112 2211