Bursaries and financial support
We realise that Further Education may involve some extra expense and that you may wish to reach out for additional financial support.
There are a number of ways to access help with costs, such as:
- Ensuring your family accesses all the state support to which you are entitled.
- Checking with your local authority to find out if they will assist with travel costs.
- Assessing whether there is help available from charities or trust funds.
- Appling to our College Bursary Fund (see below).
Students aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 can apply for the Vulnerable Bursary of £1,200.00 if they are in one of the following defined groups:
- In care or a care leaver.
- Receiving DLA or PIP, in their own right, and ESA or Universal Credit, in their own right.
- Receiving Income Support or Universal Credit because they are supporting themselves financially.
Please see page 3 for full details and complete pages 1, 2,3, and 7.
The Discretionary Bursary will cover all essential course costs and contribute 50% towards the cost of a travel pass for students aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 who live with a family with a net annual income of less than £21,000 (we do not include any benefit income in this calculation).
Students aged 19 or over are only eligible for a Discretionary Bursary if they have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) or wish to continue on a programme they began aged 16-18.
Please see page 4 for full details and complete pages 1, 2, 4, and 7.
Free College Meals
Free college meals are available to students who meet the national free college meals criteria.
Please see page 5 for full details and complete pages 1, 2, 5 and 7.
The 19+ Bursary can contribute towards childcare and travel to college. It is available to students aged 19+ on 31/08/21 with a personal net income of less than £30,000 per annum.
See page 6 for full details and complete pages 1, 2, 6 and 7.