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Adult Students approved for the Advanced Learner Loan

Learner Support Fund


Students aged 19+  and using an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for their course fee could be entitled to financial support towards their travel to and from College or Childcare support or Additional Learning Support Costs.


Students must be enrolled to a registered programme and make an application via the Learner Support Fund. Support available is based on a household income threshold as below.

Threshold Entitlement
Household Income below £37,000 Travel Costs: Students are recommended to apply for any discounted travel passes they are entitled to. Please refer to our student travel page as to what you may be entitled to.
Where possible, a travel pass will be awarded to students once eligible. In cases whereby this cannot be possible, an alternative solution will be arranged with you once your application has been completed.OR 

Childcare Costs: Students can claim funding towards Childcare costs with costs of up to £180 Per week.  This is often paid directly to your Childcare provider and requires the Student to self-fund childcare costs initially until funding has been confirmed.


Additional Learning Support; Students that require ALS support in the classroom and have expenses in relation to this can claim this back through the Learner Support Fund. Please speak with department tutors for further information in relation to your classroom needs.


*Students are unable to claim their essential materials costs via the Advanced Loan  bursary;- Learner Support Support. Students must speak with their tutors for further information of materials you are been asked to purchase.


How to apply

Visit our how to apply page for further information of how to apply and what household income evidence you require.


Terms and Conditions

View the Guidelines and policy we follow in distributing financial support to Students, Including the terms and conditions of support.


Student travel information

Successful applicants will be funded the most cost-efficient travel methods and not the most convenient mode of transport. This includes funding equivalent costs of public transport if you drive to the College. Visit our travel information page to see what concessionary passes are available currently.


Frequently Asked Questions

For further questions, please visit our FAQ page. We recommend all Students to submit a full application in the first instance so we can check your details. Please contact us with further information once an assessment has been made with your application.


Policy and Procedures

Details on the College Policy and Procedures for 16-18 financial support funding

Last updated: 21st February 2024

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