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College Bursary

College Bursary

The College Bursary Fund is designed to provide assistance to students who are experiencing financial difficulty in accessing or completing their course. Funds can be provided to help towards the cost of travel, meals, books, equipment and materials needed for courses. You must be under 19 on the 31 August in the year in which you start your programme of study. Eligibility is assessed on parental income and home/personal circumstances.

Care to Learn – Childcare

Care to Learn can help you with childcare costs while you study. You could receive up to £160 per week for each child. For more information and to make an application please visit .

There are two types of bursary available:

Guaranteed Bursary

You will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of up to £1,200 a year if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You are in care or a care leaver
  • you are a young person receiving income support or Universal Credit (e.g. young parents, young people living independently)
  • You are a young person receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments

Income-Assessed Bursary

The College will provide an income-assessed Bursary for students whose Parents/Guardians meet the criteria below. If you meet the free college meals criteria, you will be considered as a priority application.

Your Parents/Guardian

  • annual household income is £20,000 or less

Free College Meals

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credits
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC

If you think you qualify for a bursary

We are moving to online bursary applications. Please make your application using this link

  • To make your application online you will need to register using your college student reference number beginning with T00. Please check you have all the right information available to upload before completing the online application.
  • Applications will not be processed if proof of status/income is not uploaded with your application
  • If you are unable to make an online application, please complete the application form below and post to Jill Carr at the college address
  • To be eligible for transport costs to be met you must live 1.5 miles or more from the college. Please choose which travel pass you require when making your application

The payment of awards will be dependent upon satisfactory attendance and behaviour. You must attend a minimum of 95% of lessons to qualify for payments. Payments will be reduced if your attendance falls below this and will not be paid where attendance is 80% or less.

Bursary payments will be paid directly into the student’s bank account.

If you require further information or help making your application, please contact Student Services on Tel: 01772 460181 or email:


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