If you are planning to study a course at Achievement Training we may be able to support you. We offer advice and guidance to whether you would be eligible for financial support to help you in accessing education. The fund provides financial or ‘in-kind’ help to those who are eligible and are most in need.

Eligibility

Learners may be eligible for one or more elements of support which include:

What can we help you with?

Course fee support

This is awarded to learners who are not eligible for fee remission and have to pay their own course fees. Learners eligible for this support will need to fulfil the general criteria of DLS. You need to make provision to pay your fees in full. There are only limited funds available.

Equipment costs

Support is available to help learners pay for course related materials. This grant is means tested and available to learners who can show hardship and a need for this assistance. The amount of grant you receive will depend on the particular course you will be attending. Not all Learners may be eligible for this support.

Childcare Under 20yrs

 You can apply to Care 2 Learn

The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study. You must be aged under 20yrs at the start of your course. The scheme is available for publicly-funded courses in England. (For further information contact the Learner Support Manager).

20+ Childcare

Learners 20+ or over (as of 31st August 2021), may be entitled to assistance with childcare costs. The childcare must be by an Ofsted registered provider and must be the main carer for the child/children (e.g. the partner is unable to care for them).

Travel

For learners who live more than 3 miles from Achievement Training sites or their work placement. Travel support is means tested and available to learners who can show hardship and the need for financial support.

Meal Allowance

Learners aged 16 – 19, (18yrs as of 31st August 2021), may be eligible for a meal allowance. This allowance is means tested and available to learners who can show hardship and a need for this assistance.


Eligibility

Learners may be eligible for one or more elements of support which include:

Study Programme (City College Plymouth Funded) Funding is discretionary and not all applications will be successful, funding is awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Aged 16 – 18 as of 31 August 2021 the learner must be able to demonstrate a complete household income of below £21,000 per annum (this includes the income of a partner if you live independently or parents if you live at home and are a dependant). Learners will need to complete a City College Plymouth funding form (see The Learner Support Manager for further information).

Traineeship

Aged 16 – 18 as of 31 August 2021 The learner must be able to demonstrate a complete household income of below £21,000 per annum (this includes the income of a partner if you live independently or parents if you live at home and are a dependant).

LS Funding application 2021-22

Aged 19+ as of 31 August 2021 (20+ for childcare), with a number of course-related costs.

Childcare Application Form 2021-22

Aged 19+ as of 31 August 2021 (20+ for childcare), with a number of course-related costs.

If the learner is employed, they must be able to demonstrate a household income of below £26,725 (30,000 for childcare support) per annum (this includes the income of you and your partner if they live with you). In exceptional circumstances, those just above this figure may be given support. Learners must provide proof of the child this could include birth certificate, the child’s/children’s name on child tax credit notifications etc.

Under special circumstances, learners may be eligible to apply for an emergency loan for domestic emergencies.