Money Matters

You won’t have to pay tuition or exams fees* to study A Levels with us if:

  • You are aged 16 to 18 on 31 August 2018 and studying a funded course
  • You are 19 or older and looking to study your first full Level 3 qualification
  • If you receive certain benefits.

We know being a student can be an expensive time so we offer a range of options to help all our students.

Financial support

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 with food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, or in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*


You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000 (16-18s) or £15,000 (19+). Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267.

*terms and conditions apply