Learner Support Fund

19+ Advanced Learner Loans Bursary

What is the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary and who is eligible?

Loans are one way which learners aged 19 or over on 1 August 2018 can fund Level 3 or Level 4 courses. To apply for a loan, the student must be accepted onto a course which has been designated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency as approved for loans.

The 19+ Bursary fund is available only to students who have a 19+ loan. It cannot be used to pay fees.

As the fund is limited, it is allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

What will we support?

19+ Bursary support for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities (additional learning support):
Following assessment in line with existing College policy, support up to a value of £2000 per year will be available to all loans learners who need it. Support above that level will be available subject to a decision made by two managers. This will include a financial decision based on whether the College can afford reasonable adjustments, and the Equality Act.

For ALS funding support you will need to apply directly to the ALS department.

Email: ALS@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

19+ Bursary support for students who have difficulty meeting the costs of attending their course - for example, help with childcare and travel (discretionary learner support)

Some support is available for non-essential costs such as childcare and travel. This will be means-tested and limited in line with College policy on discretionary learner support and childcare funding. Support up to £1000 per year will be available to all loans learners, subject to means and needs testing. Support above that level will be available subject to a decision made by two managers. This will include a financial decision based on whether the College can afford the costs, and the Equality Act.

Apprentices: Apprentices can apply for support, but it is expected by the College and the Skills Funding Agency that employers of apprentices will usually meet the costs of additional support.

Getting Started – Application

In order to receive 19+ Bursary support whilst studying at Barnet and Southgate College you need to:·         

  • Complete a Learner Support Fund application form
  • Take your completed application form, supporting documents and bank statement to the Admissions Advisors in Customer Services located by the reception area at each campus; they will check eligibility, all documents and give you a receipt.
  • This must be done before the deadline date shown on the application form.
  • You will receive by post or email a letter to confirm if you have been successful in your application.

Payments

  • The amount of the award and the timing of payments will be detailed in your confirmation letter.
  • Payments will depend on attendance of at least 80%. Where attendance is unsatisfactory, payments will be either withheld or reclaimed.
  • The College reserves the right to reclaim monies paid to students where information given on the application form is found to be false.
  • The College reserves the right to reclaim monies paid to students where the student has withdrawn before the end of the course.

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Download the Learner Support Fund Guide

 

Learner Support Fund Enquiry Form