If you have a health concern or disability that could affect your learning, please let us know. We can give you support to help you complete your course successfully. We would like to give you the support you need as soon as possible, so please give as much information as you can when you book on your course. You can also speak to your lecturer or centre staff at any time during your course. Your lecturer will help you identify how the course content, equipment and materials can be adapted to meet your needs.
The Learner Support Fund is for low paid learners who are equally likely to experience financial hardship as those who are unemployed.
To apply you must be resident in the borough and receiving working tax credits.
What help with costs is available?
The Service has access to a small amount of funding that can be used to contribute towards the fees of an Ofsted registered childcare provider for some learners attending certain government approved courses with us. This is a very flexible option, enabling the service to help parents and carers with childcare in the evenings and weekends as well as during the weekdays. Funding is for childcare for children below the age of two who meet the criteria to receive the Free Early Education Entitlement once their child reaches the age of two years. You may be eligible for this help if you have children receiving Free School Meals or if you currently receive Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,105 a year. To see if you are eligible for this option, please speak to centre staff.