You may be able to get money to help with the costs of education or training after Year 11 from the 16-19 Bursary.
How much will I get?
You receive £1200 a year if you:
- Are in care or leaving care
- Are receiving Income Support
- Have a disability and receive both Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
None of these apply to you?
Contact the school, college or training provider you're planning on attending to ask if there's any other money available.
How do I apply?
You need to apply directly to the school, college or training provider you are going to be attending. Ask student services or your tutor for more information on how to apply.
Fees and Costs
If you are 19 or under you won’t usually have to pay fees to go to college or sixth form full-time (unless you go to an independent school or private college). There may be some charges for things like equipment, visits and books.
Care to Learn
If you're aged under 20 and a young parent, Care to Learn can give you money to cover the cost of your childcare while you learn. Find out more from the GOV.UK website.
Child Benefit and Tax Credits
Whilst you are in full-time education (except higher education) your parents may be able to claim Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits for you until you turn 20.
Professional and Career Development Loans
If you are unable to claim other kinds of financial support and you are over 18 you may be able to get one of these loans. For more information check out the GOV.UK website.
If you start a course when you are 19 or over, advice on where to get financial help is available on the GOV.UK website.
Page last updated 30/10/12