Adult Learner Loan - Discretionary Funding Application Form 2023/24
A learner must be aged 19 or over on 31 August 2023 and in receipt of an advanced learning loan and not enrolled on an apprenticeship or HE course. If you require this application form in a different format or need help completing it please call 01752 202263 or email: DLS@achievementtraining.com
This fund is limited so we advise early application. For full details of the learner funding information please refer to 2023/24 guidance, which can be requested from the Learner Support office or go to www.achievementtraining.com/learner-life
What financial support is on offer?
This fund provides financial or 'in-kind'; help with a number of course-related costs to eligible learners such as travel, meals, childcare and some equipment costs.
- Ensure you attach evidence of household income for 2023/24 with this form.
- Funds are limited and not guaranteed as they are allocated on a first come first served basis. Any financial help is dependent on attendance and commitment to your course and Achievement Training Ltd reserves the right to stop any funding.
- Please read and carefully sign the appropriate section. If this form is not complete you will be unable to submit your form which will result in a delay to your application being received and processed.
Discretionary Learner Support Funding:
To be eligible for support with course related costs you must demonstrate a household income below £30,000 or if your income is between £30,000 - £35,000 you can claim for childcare only if you are aged 20 or over. Household refers to you, the learner and your partner if you live with one, we do not need to know parental income. Please provide evidence of household income as listed below. Eligible learners could receive travel payments and help with course-related costs.
To be eligible for travel support costs, learners must live more than 3 miles from Achievement Training Ltd, however a learner who lives less than 3 miles from Achievement Training Ltd may still be considered if it is a barrier to them continuing their course.
Please note that support for travel may only be backdated to the date we receive your fully completed application form, therefore, early application is recommended. All travel costs will be scheduled for the
middle of each month or the first working day after the 15th.
Household Income Evidence
In order to assess your application you must attach one form of evidence as listed below. If you are unable to provide this evidence please contact the Learner Support Manager on 01752 202263.
Childcare Support - Household income up to £35,000: For childcare costs to be fully backdated you MUST apply within 28 days of your course starting. Childcare application forms received after this time will only be backdated to the Monday of the week the application
form was received by the Student Funding Team.
Learners in receipt of the childcare element of Child Tax Credits are not eligible for childcare support.Learners aged 20+ can apply for childcare support covering timetabled lessons only during term time unless there is a justifiable reason linked directly to their learning. This is to be paid directly to the Ofsted registered childcare provider. Additional placement days will also be covered if they are a compulsory part of your course. If a child qualifies for ME2 or Early Years Funding (EYF) this must be used first for the days you attend Achievement Training and Achievement Training will cover any remaining cost.
The maximum amount of childcare funding allowed for each learner per month will be £220 unless there are extenuating circumstances.
To apply for childcare support you must complete the separate Childcare Application Form 2023/24. You must complete one childcare application form per childcare provider. The maximum amount of childcare funding allowed for each learner per month will be £220 unless there are extenuating circumstances.