Supporting our full-time students
We’ll give you everything you need to get started on your course and we promise we won’t surprise you with any hidden costs. Should you need and qualify for financial support, we have bursaries and a Learner Support Fund available to help you. Please ask about this when applying.
We can use this money to help you in a number of ways including travel, childcare and other costs. There are also lunches provided for students who received free school meals.
Find out more about eligibility here.
Supporting our Higher Education students
Full and part-time HE students are eligible for a loan to cover the costs of the tuition fees. Your fees won’t be charged to you upfront and you’ll only start to repay this – in manageable monthly amounts at low interest rates – once you’re working and are earning over £21,000 a year. More information about HE loans can be found on Student Finance England. Should you enter financial hardship during your course our Student Support team will be on hand to help, reviewing each case and personal circumstances on an individual basis.
Advanced Learning Loans
If you are aged 19 or older and thinking of returning to education to study at Level 3 or above, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the cost of your college course. More information about the loans, your eligibility and how to apply can be found on Student Finance England, Advanced learning loans and The Student Room, Advanced learning loans.
Extra Support and Tuition Fund
For the 2020/2021 academic year the College is in receipt of funding to mitigate
the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is
provided to enable small group tuition for students who will benefit most from
additional time with teachers. The additional learning will focus primarily on
English, Maths and any other subjects where learning has been particularly
disrupted and students need to catch up.