Higher education courses
The course must take place in a university, Institute of Technology or other higher education college or institution. It must be a full-time day course and be approved by the Department of Education and Science for one of the following Maintenance Grant schemes:
A comprehensive outline of the types of courses approved under these schemes is provided within the section on Maintenance Grants in this website (see the listing of higher education courses).
If a full-time higher education course is not approved under any of these schemes, it may still be approved for the purposes of the BTEA if it is recognised by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).