Students aged 16–18 years old
Students who are aged 16-18 (from 31st August 2018) will not normally be expected to pay any tuition fees, registration fees or exam fees for their course, but you may have to pay for other course related costs.
16 – 18 Discretionary Bursary
This discretionary bursary may be able to offer assistance with any college fees (e.g. kit/additional activities/visits/books) which are considered essential to your participation on the course. Assistance may also be given for transport, either using the college bus or public transport or own transport. Learners aged over 16 but under 19 on 31st August 2018 from a low income household (under £28,000 per annum) can apply for assistance through this scheme. There are normally no registration, tuition or exam fees for learners aged under 19 on full time courses, however exam retakes may be charged.
16-19 Vulnerable Learner Bursary
If you are in care or are a care leaver or you’re independently receiving Income Support or other benefits, you may be entitled to receive funds from our 16-19 Bursary.
Free meals will be offered to learners who receive, or whose parents/carers receive certain types of income related benefits. Learners must be aged between 16 -18 on 31st August 2018. This is also available for 19+ learners who started their current study programme aged 16-18 or learners who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessed by the Local Authority and studying a Government funded full-time course.
16 – 19 Childcare
Learners aged under 20 on 31st August 2018 who have a child that needs childcare while they attend college can receive assistance through Care to Learn. This covers childcare costs up to £160 per week per child.