Support for students aged over 19

Here’s a review of the financial help we can offer you as a student of The Bedford Sixth Form if you're aged 19 or over...

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 or over you can apply for this government loan. The amount is paid directly to The Bedford Sixth Form on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. Find out more.

Course costs bursary

You may be able to receive help towards your essential course costs. The amount you receive will depend on your age and household income.

Childcare support

If you’re a parent aged 16 to 19, the government’s Care to Learn scheme could pay up to £160 per child per week towards your childcare and travel costs while you’re learning. If you are aged 20+ and receiving the Advanced Learner Loan you may receive childcare help through the Sixth Form’s Advanced Learner Loans Bursary.

How to apply

Please contact 01234 291444 or email for assistance with your application or complete application form below:

Bursary Application Forms for New Learners (January 2017/18 enrolments only)

Note: The bursary application is now only open to continuing students who become vulnerable learners during the course of the academic year and those taking on a course which started after January 2018.

2018/19 applications

2018/19 Bursary guidance and application forms will be available from Friday 1 June 2018.

You will be required to upload evidence to proof eligibility for one of our bursaries. Please have this to hand; you will be able to save your work and come back to complete your application at a later time.

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