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Learner Support

The Learner Services team are here to help you with all your financial matters. Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible for financial support funds so we want to make sure you have all the help you need to receive these. The available schemes are:

  • 16-19 Bursary (provided by the Government)
  • Care to Learn scheme (provided by the Government)
  • Army Further Education Bursary (provided by the Ministry of Defence)
Advice and Guidance

Advice and guidance on courses, internal and external progression, student finance, travel etc can be delivered from our team of Advisers.

Appointments can be booked by email via:

Guaranteed Bursary Support for Vulnerable Young People

Young people who are classed by the Education Funding Agency as Vulnerable Young People are eligible for a guaranteed bursary to support them on their main Programme of Study during 2015–16 worth up to £1,200. This may be paid in the form of travel support, meal vouchers, kit and equipment and educational visits.

Learners have to meet residency criteria and be on an eligible course (e.g. not Higher Education, not paid Apprenticeships and not on temporary license).

The learners also have to be aged between 16–19 years on 31 August 2014 and provide evidence that they are either in [Local Authority] care or care leavers, or be in receipt of income support in their own name, or in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or both Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

NB As it is a bursary relating to participation in college, deductions are made for low attendance. If the course is less than 30 weeks duration, a pro rata bursary award can be made.

16-19 Bursary

Learners who meet eligibility criteria, with a household income of less than £21,000, may receive help towards travel, meal allowances, uniform, kit, equipment and educational visits.

Learners have to meet residency criteria and be on an eligible course (e.g. not Higher Education, not paid Apprenticeships and not on temporary license).

To find out more, please contact the team on 01472 31122 ext 472 or ext 434 or by emailing bursary@grimsby.ac.uk

16-19 Discretionary Learner Support Fund

This scheme is jointly provided by the Government and the Institute. Eligible learners can get help with the costs of kit and equipment, travel, meals and trips and travel. We will need to carry out an assessment of your household income to confirm if you are eligible. The scheme is really helpful to hundreds of learners at the Institute so find out more by calling the Finance team on 01472 31122 ext 472 or by emailing bursary@grimsby.ac.uk 16-19 Bursary Fund Application.

Care to Learn scheme

Care to Learn scheme is a government funded programme that funds childcare for those under 20 years and who are living and learning in England, you must be under 20 years on the day you start your course, meet residency criteria and care for your own child.

You could get up to £160 per week childcare. You can apply online at www.gov.uk or call the learner support helpline to request an application pack on 0800 1218989. If you need any help with your application contact our Advisors who are available to help.

Army Further Education Bursary

The Army offers the Further Education Bursary to young people who want to get qualified before they join the Regular Army. Its aim is to support you while you study at the Institute and what's more you get a guaranteed training place when you finish your studies with us.

The Bursary is worth £1000 for each year of study (up to four years), and a £1000 bonus when you complete Phase 1 Training. It is available for Level 2 or 3 vocational courses. To apply you have to be aged between 16 and 32 years old.

To find out more, please speak to an Army Careers Adviser, visit www.army.mod.uk or contact our Careers Advisers on 01472 311222 ext 311 or by emailing careers@grimsby.ac.uk

Looking for a Fund Application

16-19 Bursary Fund Application

 
0800 389 0097