Application Forms will be available for 2018/2019 from Monday 4 June.

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 a course starting in September 2018, students will be able to request or collect a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services at the Old Mill Lane campus after 4th June 2018.

Contact Student Services on:

Tel: +44 (0) 1226 216 114  or  +44 (0) 1226 216 267
Email : 

Guaranteed Bursary

If you are aged 16-18 and living in care (or have recently left care) or living independently you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 to help with the cost of coming to college.

Care to Learn

The Care to Learn scheme aims to support young people under the age of 20 who are parents with the costs of childcare to ensure they are not prevented from participating in education because of these costs.

Stanley Race Apprenticeship Bursary

We have a limited amount of funding available for first year apprentices who live in Barnsley. The bursary guidelines are the same as applying for the Learner Support Fund in terms of household income and the evidence that we require.

Please speak to Student Services for more information.

Want to find out more?

If you would like more information on the financial support available to you at Barnsley College or to find out if you are eligible, please contact Student Services on:

Tel: +44 (0) 1226 216 114  or  +44 (0) 1226 216 267
Email : 
or call in to see our Student Services advisors at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Last updated: 4th June 2018