We know that it can be a struggle to cover some of your costs when you are a student, and this may be stressful. That’s why we have several bursaries to help with your college-related costs.
Activate Learning aims to use government bursary funds to ensure financial support reaches those students who are most in need. Funds are used in the most effective and efficient way possible to ensure the maximum number of eligible students can access financial support in order to remove any barrier to participation.
All decisions about which students receive a discretionary bursary and how much bursary they receive are based on each student’s individual circumstances and their actual financial need. The bursary fund is intended to help students overcome the specific financial barriers they face. These will vary from student to student, depending on a range of factors, for example, their household income, their home circumstances, the distance they need to travel to the institution and the requirements of their study programme.
A summary of all bursaries available:
|Student age range:
||Income less than:
16-18 Students aged 16-18 on 31st August 2020 and
LLDD students aged 19+ who have an Education, Health, Care Plan
Students aged 19 continuing on the 2nd year of a programme they began when aged 18
Students aged 19 continuing on the 2nd year of a programme they began when aged 18 in receipt of a bursary in 2019-20
|£32,000 (assessed on 2019-20 rules)
|Student Financial Support application for students aged 19+
Funds are limited and we encourage students to apply early to avoid any disappointment.
Any bursary payment is subject to 92% attendance and adherence to the college Code of Conduct.
Downloads for 16–18 students
16–18 bursary PDF form 2020–21
16–18 bursary guidance notes PDF 2020–21
For students aged 19+ that are continuing on the second year of a programme they began when they were aged 18, please use the 2019-20 guidance notes below.
16–18 bursary form guidance notes PDF 2019-20
Downloads for 19+ students
19+ bursary guidance notes PDF 2020–21
About the available bursaries