It’s never too late to learn new skills – and if you’re eligible for financial support, it could be more affordable than you think. Depending on your age and choice of programme you may be able to apply for a government grant to help with the cost of studying.
Did you know… If you are aged 24 and over and want to study a Level 3 or Level 4 further education programme you can now apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
These government loans are designed to cover the cost of your tuition fees. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check, plus you won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.
To apply for student finance visit: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/how-to-claim
Child Care Assistance
All students may apply for help with childcare expenses. Application forms are available from the admin team. Each application is individually assessed and confirmation of household income and birth certificates are required. In the event of over subscription, preference will be given to lone parents and the unemployed. Payment is made directly to the childcare provider on a monthly basis.