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
Help with course fees and financial support
Call 01223 418443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CVs & Job Hunting
Appointments with the College’s Careers Team can be made by visiting our Learner Futures Centre, email email@example.com or call 01223 226315.
Citizens Advice Bureau – Adviceguide
College Welfare Adviser