16-18 BURSARY FUNDS
If you are aged between 16-18, you may be eligible for the 16-18 Bursary fund. These are discretionary awards made by institutions to young people. Bursaries can help provide support for the costs of necessities including transport, meals, books and/or equipment. We provide free breakfast and lunch to all 16-18 year olds.
Childcare Support is a fund designed to assist learners with the cost of childcare for the days/times you are required to attend classes. This can include childminder, nursery, crèche or after-school club fees.
16-18 year olds who require childcare support, can apply for Care to Learn.
19+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOAN
If you are starting a Level 3 course, you may qualify for the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations.
16+ STUDENT OYSTER
If you are aged 16 or 17 a parent or guardian can apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard for you. This card allows you to travel for free on London buses and at half the adult rate on tube, DLR, London Overground & National Rail services.
18+ STUDENT OYSTER
If you’re 18 or over, live at a London address, in full-time education, or on a mandatory work placement in London, you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard. The Student Oyster photocard allows you to purchase a discounted season ticket. The tickets are discounted at 30% and will not be applied to pay as you go tickets.