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Learner Support Application

Please ensure you have relevant evidence ready to upload prior starting your application.
Forms can NOT be assessed without evidence.

Course NameCampus 
Apply for Learner Financial SupportDearne Valley College - Manvers CampusAvailable for LSF
Apply for Learner Financial Support Available for LSF
Apply for Learner Financial SupportRotherham College – Town Centre CampusAvailable for LSF
Apply for Learner Financial SupportNorth Notts College – Worksop CampusAvailable for LSF
 

Student Financial support available
To support you during your time at College, you can apply for financial support, which offers a contribution towards the costs of studying.
Funding is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, we would encourage learners to apply. The first bursary payments will be paid to you at the end of September, you will need to cover the costs until this time. However, if you are struggling please let us know so we can look at how we can support you.

Additional Information

16 – 19 year olds

You can apply for a contribution towards the cost of travel, equipment and meals. If you have a child and require assistance with this, you would apply for this via care to learn https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn  

Enhanced Young Persons Bursary

An annual bursary of up to £1,200 is available to the following groups of learners if they are participating on a study programme that lasts for 30 weeks or more (a pro-rata amount is calculated for study programmes of less than 30 weeks);

·        Under the age of 19 when enrolled on their course

·        In care

·        Care leavers

·        Getting Income Support (IS), or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support, in their own right, or

·        Getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right

 

The bursary is made up of in-kind payments to support with learning costs, e.g. purchase of equipment, meals available on site and monthly bursary payments.

The amount(s) awarded will be based upon the financial needs of the learner. If the learner is being financially supported through another organisation and financial need is limited, a reduced award may be given.

This support is subject to attendance and performance expectations.

 

19 +

You can apply for a contribution towards to the cost of travel, equipment, meals, childcare (for learners over 20 years old at the start of their course) and depending upon your circumstances you may be eligible for support with tuition fees.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19 or above and are looking to study a Level 3 or Level 4 course the Advanced Learner Loan is available to support with the cost of some or all of your course fees.

The loan does not have to be paid back until you are earning over £25,000 a year.

For more details visit the Advanced Learner Loans section of the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

You may be eligible for college financial support with a contribution towards costs, however along with household income evidence you will need to provide evidence of your Advanced Learner Loan for assessment.





Level Evidence Type
Bank details Bank statement
Working Tax Credit if evidencing gross household income below £30,000 Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) 2020/21, pages 1 to 6 inclusive, for the household you live in.
If submitting a Provisional Award Notice/Annual Review, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa Evidence of Universal Credit Award, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Income related Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Award letter no more than 3 months old, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Disability Living Allowance (Personal independence Payment) Award letter no more than 3 months old, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Income based Job Seekers Allowance (Universal Credit) Award letter no more than 3 months old, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit. This must have proof of income on it Award letter no more than 3 months old, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
National Asylum Seekers Support NASS card or most recent award letter
Child Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 Award letter for 2020/21, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account
Only where the Tax Credit Award Notice is unavailable or not applicable and parents are employed The last 3 months wage slips, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account. OR A 2019/20 P60. OR Audited accounts/most recent tax returns for self-employed parents. NASS card or most recent award letter
If 19+, still living at home but self funding 3 monthly paid wage slips or 4 weekly paid wage slips, plus the latest bank statement showing payments being made into the account.. Plus declaration that the learner is not being supported by family, and that they are financially responsible for their own upkeep
Advanced Learner Loan Proof of Advanced Learner Loan plus income evidence as shown in the above mentioned list