What financial support is available for students?

1. Student Bursary

Student Bursary Payments

Information about the student bursary available for students starting in September 2019 can be found here, and an application form is available here. Please complete the application form and bring it with you to enrolment.

Completed applications for ALL students to be brought to enrolment or start of college, please note that you cannot apply before then.

For first year students, the form can be brought to enrolment along with the evidence requested on the form. Second year students must re-apply for the bursary even if you received it last year. You can also bring the form and the required evidence to the finance window in the Media Building.

Please do not post your bursary application into college.

Please direct any queries to the Finance Team.

2. Learner Support Fund

Learner Support funds are available in College to help towards the costs of starting or following your course. These costs could include:

  • Books and equipment
  • Extras, like visits, field trips and placements
  • Emergencies affecting your living or learning arrangements
  • Transport, including fares to and from college

3. Childcare

Students may be eligible for support for childcare costs through the Care to Learn scheme.

Students are entitled to help if:

  • They are under the age of 20 and have a young child
  • Are studying at college
  • Have an Ofsted registered child Carer

Further information on Care to Learn is available from:

Tel: 0800 121 8989

Web site: www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn