Financial Support

Bursary Schemes

Update (14/09/21): We are currently experiencing a high volume of bursary applications so there may be a delay in processing some applications.

If you are experiencing financial hardship during the year and require assistance to enable you to carry on with your studies, please contact Student Support on 01473 382738 or for further guidance.

The College is offering four bursary schemes to enrolled students for the 2021/22 academic year, offering assistance with kits and other materials, travel to College, uniform, college trips, etc.

The guidance for the Bursary Schemes can be downloaded here.

Once you have enrolled, please go to our online bursary portal that can be found here, where you can register for and apply for a bursary.

Please allow 14 days for your bursary application to be processed. Once your bursary has been assessed you will receive a confirmation email. This will either be a breakdown of the payments that you are entitled to, or a request for any further information as needed.

Please note that if you are uploading any information, we will require all pages which should be dated in the current tax year (dated no earlier than April 2021). If you are uploading Universal Credits, we will need to see all pages of the most recent statement (you may need to upload several screenshots in order to achieve this).

Please access the Bursary frequently asked questions here.

Tuition Fees

The bursaries cannot normally be used to pay tuition fees. For more information about tuition fees please click here.

Care to Learn Scheme

If you are a young parent, aged under 20 (as of 31 August in the year in which the course starts), you can apply for a Government ‘Care to Learn’ grant. The grant pays childcare of up to £160 per child per week, plus travel-related costs whilst you are learning.

Please visit their website ( for more information and to apply, or call the Care to Learn helpline on 0800 121 8989.