16-19 Bursary Guidance 2016-2017

Bracknell and Wokingham College is able to provide bursary financial  support to students from funds awarded to the College from the Education Funding Agency via Capita for this purpose.

Bracknell and Wokingham College is able to provide bursary financial support to students from funds awarded to the College from the Education Funding Agency or via Capita for this purpose.

Key Principles

  • Bursary Financial Support is provided to support learners with a specific financial need that could prevent them from participating in learning.
  • Funding is focused on individuals who are financially disadvantaged.
  • The budget for Bursary Support is limited; learners who are eligible for support are not automatically entitled to it.
  • Free Meals is an entitlement; learners who are eligible are automatically entitled.

Vulnerable Students and Young Carers

  • Young people in care/care leaver/looked after child. 
  • Young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credits in your own name.  
  • Disabled young person (aged 16-18) in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.
  • Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult

Areas of financial support if the total household income is below £21,000

  • Travel if using public transport and if you live more than 3 miles walking distance from College. Up to a maximum of £1000 per academic year.
  • Meal vouchers for days with at least 5hrs of timetabled lessons.
  • Equipment and clothing where it is a requirement for the course.
  • UK Trips – at the discretion of student services dependant on available funding.
  • Childcare - you may be eligible for Care to Learn (please speak to a member of the Student Services team for more information).

Areas of financial support if the total household income is between £21,000 and £31,000

  • Travel if using public transport and if you live more than 3 miles walking distance from College up to a maximum of £800 for the academic year 2016/17.

Free Meals

  • Students whose household income is below £16,190 are entitled to free meal voucher for college days with at least 5 hours of timetabled lessons.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are aged 18 or under on 31 August 2016.
  • You are ordinarily resident in the UK and the College’s Admissions Team have categorised you as a ‘Home Fee Payer’.
  • You have been accepted onto an Ofsted inspected programme that is EFA or SFA funded.

 

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Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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