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Adult 19+ Support

Learner Support Fund

Are you in receipt of a qualifying means tested benefit or do you have a single household income of between £7,800 and £15,000, or household income of less than £30,000? If so, you may be eligible for the following support.

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What is it?

Students aged over 19 may be able to access support funds to help cover the following costs associated with studying:

  • Travel to and from college

  • Childcare costs

  • Books/equipment/uniform

  • Some exam and registration fees

 

Application forms:

19+ Learner Support Funds Application Form 

19+ Employability and Short Course Application Form

20+ Childcare Fund Application Form

Household income up to £25,000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Household income up to £25,000

  • Aged 19+ on 31 August 2021

  • Enrolled on a Further Education course funded by the ESFA (this does not include community funded courses) or have an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your fees

 

You are entitled to the following support:

  • Travel payments if you live more than 2 miles away from campus. £4 per day if you live inside Tyne and Wear, £6 per timetable day if you live outside of Tyne and Wear. Asylum seekers will receive a travel pass.

  • Your essential equipment and trips costs will be covered.

  • Eligible to apply for a college laptop if your course requires coursework.

 

Please note: if you are provided with course equipment, you will be required to return this once you complete your course. 

Household income £25,001 - £30,000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Household income between £25,001 - £30,000

  • Aged 19+ on 31 August 2021

  • Enrolled on a Further Education course funded by the ESFA (this does not include community funded courses) or have an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your fees

 

You are entitled to the following support:

  • Travel payments if you live more than 3 miles away from campus. £4 per day if you live inside Tyne and Wear, £6 per timetable day if you live outside of Tyne and Wear. Asylum seekers will receive a travel pass.

  • Your essential equipment and trips costs will be covered.

 

Please note: if you are provided with course equipment, you will be required to return this once you complete your course. 

Tips for A Successful Application

Submitting a Learner Support Fund Application? Our handy guide will help you complete the form successfully.

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Childcare support

If you are the legal guardian of a child who requires childcare whilst you study, we may be able to offer funding towards the cost of your childcare. If you receive government free childcare hours (NEG) you must use this in the first instance to cover your timetable. Any hours outside of the 15/30 hours - the College may be able to support.

15 hours free childcare guidance

30 hours free childcare guidance

Download the Childcare Support Application Form

Additional Support Available

Contact Our College Support Team

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0191 200 4000