If you are aged under 19 on the first day of your course, full time courses are free.
LEARNER SUPPORT FUND
The Learner Support Fund helps those students who would otherwise be unable to participate in Further Education. Priority groups are learners who are economically or socially disadvantaged.
Young people aged 16 to 18 on 31st August 2019 may be entitled to a £1200 bursary (dependent on circumstances and performance) if they are:
We can also help young people who were in receipt of free meals at school and young people where household income falls below £32,600 (most other Colleges fix this at around £20,000).
For young learners where the household income falls below £32,600 we can provide financial support towards College trips and activities, equipment, uniform and books (dependent on course requirements).
We offer free meals to students who are from low income households. Eligible students will receive credit on their ID cards to spend at the catering facilities in college at the daily meal rate of £2.70 for each day that they are timetabled to be in college.
To apply for free meals students must be:
Aged between 16 and 18 years on 31 August 2018, or aged over 19 who are continuing on the same study programme (19+ continuers) they started before they turned 19 or who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Are eligible for a free meal where they meet the criteria and satisfy the residency criteria set out in the EFA ‘Funding regulation’ guidance for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.
Eligibility: Students being in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
How to Apply:
Students need to complete the combined 16 to 18 Free Meals and Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF) application form available from Reception and Welfare department. They will be entitled to additional assistance from the Learner Support Fund if they qualify for Free Meals. We would encourage all students to apply early.
For all enquiries about the Learner Support Fund contact the Welfare Department via freephone 0800 622006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org