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Vulnerable bursary

This is a weekly allowance to help you with the costs of college. It is available if you are:

  • A young person in local authority care 
  • A Care leaver
  • You receive Income Support or Universal Credit because you financially supporting yourself and anyone who is dependent on you and living with them, such as a child or a partner.
  • You receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments, plus Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right.

The bursary is paid pro-rata for part-time courses. 

Eligible students may receive the full amount of £1,200 if they have expenses and study full-time on a programme of at least 30 weeks. You will receive less, or no bursary support, if your course is shorter than 30 weeks; you study part-time; incur few expenses; or if your Bursary fund application was received later in the academic year.

Payments are made every week provided you have attended for 92% of the lessons during the previous two weeks and adhered to the college Code of Conduct.