Care to Learn - This can help with childcare costs while you’re studying if you’re under 20 at the start of your course.
It’s only available for publically funded courses in England.
This can include courses in:
- 6th forms in schools
- 6th form colleges
To find out more please visit the .gov.uk webiste using the following link. www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
There is a Care to Learn helpline Tel: 0800 121 8989 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discretionary Learner Award - If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support.
You apply to your learning provider (eg your college) for Learner Support. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.
The money can help pay for things like:
- accommodation and travel
- course materials and equipment
- childcare - if you qualify
To find out more please visit .gov.uk webiste using the following link. www.gov.uk/learner-support
Childcare Grant - Full-time higher education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant.
The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.
You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.
Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.
To find out more please visit the .gov.uk webiste using the following link. www.gov.uk/childcare-grant