We offer a number of different support options for 19+ students. Each of these vary and have different eligibility criteria – for information on the types of financial support available to students aged 19+ (age taken as of 31st of August 2019), please refer to the 19+ Bursary Fund Procedure download – to apply for financial support please print & complete the Bursary Fund/Free Meal Entitlement Application which can be submitted from the 6th of August onwards – applications cannot be submitted before this date. If you are unable to print an application these can also be collected from the Financial Support Team in room S.1.900. Please note that if you are applying for childcare support you will also need to complete the 20+ Childcare Support Registration Form and submit this with your Bursary/Free Meal Entitlement Application.

Advanced Learning Loans

Students aged 19-23 who are studying their first full Level 3 course will be entitled to have their fees publically funded and will not require an Advanced Learning Loan.

Students aged 19+  who already hold a full level 3 qualification or above and who wish to enrol onto a further qualification at the same level will not be publically funded and may therefore wish to consider being funded through an Advanced Learning Loan.

Loan eligibility does not depend on a student’s income and there are no credit checks and repayment of the loan only starts when the student has completed their programme and they are earning more than £25,000 a year.

Students enrolling onto an Access to HE programme will have their Advanced Learner Loan written off where they go on to complete a HE programme that is funded by Student Finance England.

To find out more and to make an application for an Advanced Learning Loan please visit the following link:


Where students are fully funded by an Advanced Learning Loan they are advised to read the 19+ Bursary Fund Procedure as they may also be eligible for additional financial support to help with the cost of their studies through this.​​​