The College is able to accept applications for access to funds for our courses as below as well as if your position has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Learner Support Fund (LSF) – funding for accredited courses up to and including Level 2.
A minimum contribution of 30% of the total cost of the standard fee will be expected from the learner. Applicants may apply for a maximum of £400 per academic year, for a maximum of two separate subjects. Funding is limited and therefore not guaranteed.
The Fund is available as follows:
Tuition and Exam fees
A contribution towards the cost of fees may be available for learners who are not eligible for fee remission, and who can provide proof of a low income. The fees are paid directly on the learner’s behalf. Evidence of financial status will be required at the time of application in the form of up-to-date proof of salary or current account bank statement.
Paid directly to an OFSTED registered childcare provider on the learner’s behalf for those attending an accredited course.
Materials, books, equipment, travel
Learners eligible for funding may apply for reimbursement of expenses related to their course on production of receipts.
An attendance rate of at least 90% is expected from learners who are granted LSF.
Learners wishing to continue the same subject for one year to the next must show progression; funding will not normally be awarded to repeat the same level in the same subject.
It is the responsibility of the learner to advise the DWP about any learner support payments that they receive.
Details of the eligibility criteria are listed on the application form.
Only learners aged 19+ years are eligible for LSF.
Education Skills Funding Agency / GLA guidance states that the Learner Support Fund is only available to adult Asylum Seekers in limited circumstances.
College Support Fund (CSF) – funding for non-accredited courses.
The College Support Fund is available for help with tuition fees to those who can demonstrate financial hardship and that attendance on the course will improve their wellbeing. Applications are limited to a maximum of two courses in one academic year, with a maximum amount available of £100 per course. A contribution of 30% of the total standard fee is expected from the student.
An attendance rate of at least 90% is expected from learners receiving funding.
Only learners aged 19+ years are eligible for CSF.
Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund (ALBF) – funding for Level 3+ courses for learners aged 19+ who have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan. The Bursary is not available to learners who have paid their own course fees.
The fully completed application form and attachments should be forwarded to:
Enquiry Centre, Learner Support Fund Administrator, Sutton College, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA.
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