Apply online for the Learner Support Fund

This fund helps to support learners with the cost of studying, e.g. books, equipment, kits and other learning costs. To be eligible you must be enrolled and attending a course which is not ‘Full Fee Payable’. The course information will tell you if it is full fee payable, or you can contact the Information Team to check. All applications are means tested based on household income.

Due to limited funding the College cannot guarantee to support every application it receives so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

How the Learner Support Fund can support you.

If you are aged 16-19 OR aged 20+ with your course fee waivered. You could be entitled to support with the following;

If your household income is You are entitled to:
between £20,001 to £35,000 Up to £700** per year towards travel
below £20,000 As above, plus:
Up to £15 per week Food Credits
Study Programme essentials
UCAS memberships
Childcare (learners aged over the age of 20)

Students aged 19+ and in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan for course fee*

If you have an Advanced Learner Loan and your household income is You can apply for help towards ONE of the following:
below £35,000 Up to £50 per month towards travel
Up to £100 per month towards ALS
Up to £250 per month towards childcare

* Figures apply from September 2018

**Agreed courses only

How to Apply for Learner Support Funding

To apply for the Learner Support Fund, students can request or collect a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services at the Old Mill Lane or apply online above.

Funding for 2019/20

Funding for the 2019/20 academic year is currently unavailable. Please check back to this website at a later date.

Contact Student Services on:

Tel:  01226 216 267
Email : 


Last updated: 26th February 2019