Useful tips and websites

If you’re an adult, thinking of starting a full-time course, here are some things to consider and some useful websites.

Some things to think about:

  • You might be able to get help with course fees – please contact our Financial Support Team on 01223 418443
  • If you’re aged 19 or over and studying at Level 3 or above you might be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover your course fees. If you then go on to complete a higher education course, you may not have to repay the outstanding loan
  • You might also be able to get help with travel/kit/compulsory trips/childcare costs – to find out if you’re eligible contact the College’s Financial Support team on 01223 418443
  • If you’re receiving benefits, talk to your benefits agency to find out if studying full-time will affect your ability to claim
  • Can you find a part-time job? How will it fit in with the demands of studying full-time and the rest of your life?
  • Try putting together a budget to help work out how you’ll cover your day to day living expenses
  • Higher Education students are able to apply for a Higher Education study loan or grant from Student Finance England.
  • Full-time students don’t normally pay Council Tax – contact your local district council for more information

Useful contacts

Help with course fees and financial support
Call 01223 418443 or email financialsupport@camre.ac.uk

Benefits
www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

CVs & Job Hunting
Appointments with the College’s Careers Team can be made by visiting our Learner Futures Centre, email enquiry@camre.ac.uk or call 01223 226315.
Apprenticeship Vacancies
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Budgeting and saving money
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
www.moneysavingexpert.co.uk
https://cards.nusextra.co.uk/
http://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/

Private renting
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/renting-for-the-first-time
http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/private_renting
http://www.camre.ac.uk/learner-support/student-services/accommodation-2/

Citizens Advice Bureau – Adviceguide
www.adviceguide.org.uk

College Welfare Adviser
emunro@camre.ac.uk