If you are under 19, your education is free so you don't have to pay any fees for your course. To help with the costs of travel, books, trips and more see below.
Learner Support Fund
If you live in a household with low income or on benefits, you may be eligible to apply for Learner Support Fund. This can help with expenses such as childcare, fees equipment.
Vulnerable Persons Bursary Scheme
This scheme financially supports 16-18 young learners who face the greatest barriers to learning.
The defined vulnerable groups are students who are:
- in care
- care leavers
- receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
- receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
Childcare - Care to Learn
If you are under 20 when you begin your studies and use registered childcare you may be able to get assistance with childcare costs from Care to Learn (Please note external funding is subject to change). Care to Learn can be contacted on 0300 303 8610.
Other financial support
There may be other funds to help you with travel, childcare and hardship dependent on eligibility.
- Student finance (Advanced Learner Loan)
- Care to Learn (under 20 years)
Higher education students
All funding is subject to availability
We also have a walkthrough with regards to funding.