Students aged 16 to 18 years old are not charged for course fees, but there may be some costs involved with certain courses. These may include the purchase of textbooks, equipment, uniforms or excursions.

16-19 Bursary - students aged between 16-19 can receive up to £15 per week to help with the cost of college. The amount given to students is based on household income levels. There is additional funds available (£1200 per year - £40 per week) for 16-19 year olds who are in care, a care leaver, living independently on income support, or who are disabled and getting both ESA and DLA.
To find out about eligibility or for more information please contact Student Support on 01895 853380.

Care to Learn - helps parents under the age of 20 with the cost of childcare while they continue their education or training. If you are under 20 years old at the start of your course and need help with the cost of childcare, please contact Student Support. You can also find out more from the Care to Learn Helpline on 0800 121 8989 or by visiting and searching for ‘care to learn’.

College Fund - the College has some additional funds to help students, who cannot access other funds, with essential course costs. For more information please contact Student Support on 01895 853380.

Further information on financial support is available from Student Support. They can be contacted on 01895 853380 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.