ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL HELP
If coming to College means you will experience financial hardship, there are a variety of ways you can receive help. You may be eligible for an Adult Learners Grant, a Career
Development Loan, Child Care or you may receive an award through the Learner Support Fund.
Adult Learning Grant (ALG)
If you are currently receiving ALG and are continuing to year 2 of the same qualification, you will be issued with a Notice of Entitlement for 2011/12 and will continue to receive ALG.
If you are planning to start a new course in 2011/12 you will not be able to claim ALG as this fund is being discontinued.
If you are in need of support you can apply to the College for discretionary Learner Support Funding.
Care to learn
If you are a young parent aged under 20 and you want to continue or start learning you may be able to get help with child care costs. You can contact the College Student Advisory Service at on 020 8502 8745 or from Learn direct on 0800 100 900.
Free childcare while you train
If you are 20 years or over and out of work and living with your spouse/ partner (who must be working 16 hours per week) you may be eligible to get free childcare for training and learning for work. You can contact the College Student Advisory Service at on 020 8502 8745 or on 0800 121 8989.
Learner Support Fund
Money is available to support students who are having financial difficulty with the cost of coming to College e.g. travel, childcare, books and equipment etc. You can speak to a Student Advisor about accessing this fund in person. Details and Application Forms are available from the Student Advisory Service.
Career Development Loan
Students who are aged over 18 can apply for a loan. Call Learn direct free on 0800 585 505. Information and advice about financial support, local childcare, travel to College and eligibility is available from Student Advisory Service.
Student Services opening hours are:
Mon-Fri 9.00am Ð 4.00pm (drop-in sessions) or make an appointment by calling us on 020 8502 8745.
Can I get help with my Learning?
The College provides a full range of learning support services for students who need extra help, whether it is a physical or learning need. The Additional Learning Support (ALS) Centre specialises in getting you the help needed in order for you to pass your course and progress.
We provide workshops, IT facilities, equipment, aids and one-to-one assistance. To make sure that you receive the support you need from the ALS Centre, please tick the appropriate boxes on your Enrolment Form that highlight your individual learning or physical needs.
This will help us to plan ahead, so that support can be set up as quickly as possible when you join the College. Alternatively, speak to your tutor about
your learning needs and an interview will be arranged.
To contact the Additional Learning Support Centre please call 020 8502 8749