The Guaranteed Bursary
You can only apply for an Enhanced Bursary of up to £1200 if you are in one of the groups that have been defined by the Government as being a ‘vulnerable group of students’ and meet the eligibility criteria. This includes young people who are living apart from their parents and are:
Looked after (in care) or have recently left care (Care Order in force)
In receipt of Income Support (or Universal Credit) in their own right (not their parents)
Disabled and in receipt of both Employment & Support Allowance (Universal Credit) and Disability Living Allowance (Personal Independence Payments) in their own right (not their parents)
You will need to provide up to date evidence to confirm receipt of your Benefit, or a recent letter from Social Services confirming your care status.
Funding is released in weekly payments – paid directly into your bank account. You will therefore need to provide your bank account details. Your payments are based on weekly attendance being at least 85% and is monitored via registers linked to your course, we also monitor good progress and behaviour so payments may be withheld if standards are not met.