What Support can I get as a Care Experienced Apprentice?

By saying care experienced we are referring to anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked after.

If you are care experienced, you may be able to access extra support to help you complete your apprenticeship.


 Care Leaver Bursary

 There is a bursary available for eligible care leavers (including those still in care) to support you financially during your apprenticeship. This is £1,000 if you started your apprenticeship before 1 August 2023, or £3,000 if you started your apprenticeship on or after 1 August 2023. The bursary is to help you financially during the first year of your apprenticeship.

Your training provider and employer may also receive additional funding to support you to complete your apprenticeship.

Use the link to the latest update re support for care experienced young people who are going into / are apprentices.

Need further help or support?

 Contact the Apprenticeship helpline for advice and guidance.

Telephone: 0800 0150 400

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm