If you are aged 16-18 on a full-time course, there are no course or examination fees. Financial support may be available for students aged 19+ if you are claiming benefits and studying a level 2 qualification or earning less than £15,736.50.
If you are aged 19 or over, you may be able to access an Advanced Learner Loan. Available if you are aged 19 or over and studying a further education course at level 3 or above. You will only have to pay the loan back once you are earning over £25,000 a year. If you study an Access to HE course and progress on to university, you won’t have to pay back your Advanced Learner Loan.
We have a bursary fund that students of all ages can apply for which supports those with a low income with additional costs that are associated with the course, such as travel, childcare, free meals, essential college trips kits and uniforms.
If you meet the required criteria, you may be eligible for a free meal on the days you attend College.
Students aged under 20 can claim childcare funding through the ‘Care to Learn’ scheme, it is only paid for the days and hours that you actually attend your college course or placement.
Contact us to find out more about how we can support you financially.