Financial assistance

Bursary scheme

There are two types of bursaries, a guaranteed bursary and a discretionary bursary. Find out more here.

Free meals

Free meals are available for all eligible students - find out more here.


Students may apply to the College for a short-term loan, in support of their studies. Parent/guardian agreement is generally requested and repayments are arranged through a standing order. If you would like more information about the scheme, please contact Student Services on 01252 688317.

Childcare for young parents

If you are under 20, Care to Learn could pay up to £160 per child, per week, towards your childcare and travel costs, while you are learning. You can apply via the Care to Learn Scheme here or get information and application forms from Student Services.

Family Action

Family Action make welfare grants, meeting a range of essential needs and education grants for the additional costs associated with education, such as transport, books and equipment. Please click here for more information.