We may be able to offer some support to students having financial difficulties.
You can apply for financial assistance from our limited Discretionary Learner Support Fund and Loans Bursary 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
- commit to attending at least 90% of the course, plus all assessments and exams
- don't live an area that has a separate arrangement for its adult education budget – from 1 April 2019, these are Greater London, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands, West of England or Sheffield City Region
The support you could get depends on your circumstances. We may be able to help you with:
- tuition fees
- examination fees
- essential books and equipment
- essential educational visits and placements
- external registration fees
- childcare fees
- in exceptional cases, travel to the venue of your course
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 Thurrock Adult Community College.
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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.
- £22,750.40 or less, and your household has just one adult aged 19 or over
- £29,250.50 or less, and your household more than one adult aged 19 or over
Applying for funding
If you think you are eligible for funding, ask us for an application form.