We can help you understand what financial support is available to help with your learning costs.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you're over 19 and on a level 3 or 4 course, you could qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans

Free tuition on certain courses

Did you know that some adult learners are eligible for free tuition on certain courses (depending on their age, the level of their course, their previous qualifications or if they are in receipt of certain benefits)?

If you're aged 19 - 23 and do not currently hold a full Level 2 qualification or above, you may be eligible to learn for free when you enrol on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course.

If you're aged 19 or over, and are registered unemployed or in receipt of one of the following benefits, you may be eligible for free tuition on many of our courses:

  • Jobseekers' Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance in the work-related activity group
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit

This also applies to:

  • Unemployed dependents (a partner or child under the age of 25 entering full-time education) of those receiving benefits
  • Unemployed dependents of those receiving Working Tax Credits

For more information, email call us on 0117 312 5000.

Learner Support Fund

The Learner Support Fund is available to help you with course related costs such as travel to and from College. Some students may also get help with childcare costs through this scheme.

Funds are limited and we recommend students apply early (during the summer holiday). We cannot guarantee to help every student, but we will advise you of alternative funding sources if any are available.

Collect a copy from reception - or download and print from here - then return your completed application and evidence to Reception. Forms can be returned by post to the address on the form but we encourage you to return the form by hand as we can check the form with you.