Applications for the Learner Support Fund 2019/20 are now open!

The link above will take you to our online application form.

If you would like to apply for the 14-16 Learner Support Fund 2019/20, Childcare 2019/20 or Elite Sports Bursary 2019/20 please come into Student Services to apply.

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 isYou are entitled to:
between £20,001 to £35,000Up to £700** per year towards travel
below £20,000As 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 isYou can apply for help towards ONE of the following:
below £35,000Up 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

For more information please contact Student Services on:

Tel:  01226 216 267
Email : 


Last updated: 26th June 2019