Thurrock Adult Community College

Financial support for students

We may be able to offer some support to students having financial difficulties.

You can apply for financial assistance from our limited Learner Support and Childcare Fund, if you:

  • are enrolled on one of our an Adult Skills Budget (ASB) funded courses
  • are aged 19 or over
  • have been resident in the UK for 3 years before the course start date

The support you could get depends on your circumstances. We may be able to help you with:

  • tuition fees
  • examination and accreditation fees
  • books or equipment
  • educational visits
  • external registration fees
  • travel to placements, where essential for the course
  • childcare fees

Childcare costs

We may be able to help with childcare costs if you are over 20 years-old. Childcare must be with an Ofsted-registered provider, such as a registered child minder, crèche, nursery or pre-school. Payment will be made directly to the childcare provider.

We also have a pre-school within Grays Adult Education College.

Find out about:

Who is eligible

If you are on a course that is eligible, the type of help you may get will depend on your personal circumstances.

Your circumstances Assistance Ask for form
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA (WRAG), Universal Credit, earning less than £338 per month You may get help with:
  • tuition and qualification fees
  • childcare costs
  • other course-related costs
LSF1, and CSF1 for childcare
In receipt of an income-related benefit/child tax credit. Unemployed and actively seeking employment You may get help with:
  • tuition and qualification fees
  • childcare costs
  • other course-related costs
LSF1
In receipt of an income-related benefit. Unemployed but not seeking employment You can make an application for financial assistance on childcare. LSF2
An unwaged dependent of a partner in receipt of JSA or another state benefit You can make an application for financial assistance on childcare. LSF2

The percentage of tuition fees that may be funded depends on your household income.

Band Single household Joint household Percentage of tuition fees funded
1 Under £15,000 Under £21,000 100%
2 Between £15,001 and £21,000 Between £21,001 and £27,000 50%

Applying for funding

If you think you are eligible for funding, ask us for an application form.

We will send you a written letter telling you the result of your application.

If the application is unsuccessful, the letter will give you details of the appeal process.

Thurrock Adult Community College
Richmond Road, Grays, RM17 6DN

: 0800 783 7733 or 01375 372 476

: info@tacc.ac.uk