Money to learn

Learner Support Service

The Learner Support Service assists learners to apply for and receive payments for:

  • The 16-19 Bursary;
  • Adult Learning Grants (ALG);
  • Care to Learn (C2L);
  • Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA);
  • Sixth Form Childcare and Residential Support Scheme (RSS).

The Learner Support Service is changing. In addition to paper application forms, applications will be able to done online or over the phone. Contact them on: 0800 121 8989 (charges may apply for calls from mobile phones, check with your provider).

Adult Learning Grant (ALG)

The ALG provides financial help with learning costs for low-skilled and low-income adults who study full-time. This is for their first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

The grant pays those aged 19+ up to £30 per week, during term-time. It is paid on an income assessed basis, using the learner's (and their partner's, if applicable) income. No account is taken of household income.

The 16-19 Bursary

For further details see: The new 16-19 bursary .

Care to Learn?

Care to Learn gives financial support to teenage parents (including Dads). This helps with childcare costs for those who want to continue their education, or training.

Dance and Drama Awards

On 27th November 1998, ministers announced the introduction of the Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA). This supports up to 820 of the ‘most talented’ young actors and dancers to enter training, each year. The award provides for reduced fees for further education (FE) learners from the FE Fees and Maintenance Fund.

16 to 19 Transport Support

For further details see: Post-16 transport provision .

Residential Support Scheme

Funding is available to assist learners who need to study a course which is not available locally.