If you are 20 years+ at the start of your college course and you are applying to the Student Bursary scheme to help cover childcare costs (while you attend college), you will need to register with one of our approved childcare providers.
If you are aged under 20, you may be eligible for help under the government’s Care to Learn scheme which pays for childcare with an Ofsted-registered provider while you are at college up to a maximum of £160 per week. Visit the Care to Learn website to apply.
You must be in receipt of child benefit for the child or children you are claiming for. Please contact the information team on 01992 411411.
If you are a lone parent in receipt of income support and considering returning to college either full-time or part-time, you are advised to contact Jobcentre Plus (JCP) for help with financial support. If there is no support available through JCP, you may be eligible for support through the College’s student bursary scheme.