You won’t have to pay tuition or exams fees* to study A Levels with us if:
We know being a student can be an expensive time so we offer a range of options to help all our students.
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel. If your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for help towards the cost of food, travel and study essentials.
To be eligible you must be enrolled and attending a course which is not ‘Full Fee Payable’. The course information team will be able to tell you if your course is full fee payable, or you can contact the Information Team to check.
All applications are means tested based on household income to which we must receive evidence of household income. Applications can take up to 10 working days before an assessment is made and due to limited funding the College cannot guarantee to support every application it receives so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The Learner Support Fund will help eligible Students with the below types of support once your application has been completed;
Travel Cover costs; Students are recommended to apply for any discounted travel passes they are entitled to. Please refer to our student travel page as to what you may be entitled to.
Where possible, a travel pass will be awarded to Students once eligible. In cases whereby this cannot be possible, an alternative solution will be arranged with you once your application has been completed.
Food Credit Allowance; A contribution towards food credits will be awarded to you via a cashless system onto your Student Card. The College operate a cross-site initiative of cashless systems for both Staff and Students. Students will be awarded a daily or weekly allowance.
Study programme essentials: Once eligible, you will be automatically awarded with covering costs for materials you require as part of your course. This includes any books, kit or trips your study department have agreed for us to fund.
*Please be aware funding is based on your attendance on the course. Funding can be temporarily suspended if you are not attending scheduled classes.
The easiest and fastest way to apply for our support fund is to apply online.
The link below will take you to our application portal where you can complete the application for financial support.
You will need to submit proof of your household income. The College is unable to process any applications without this evidence.