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Bursaries

There are two different bursaries available to adult learners aged 19+ to help with education costs. Bursary payments do not have to be repaid.

19+ Student Support Fund

Please see the table below for a brief overview of the support available.

Household income Help available
Below £30,000
(Tier 1)
Free college bus.
Support for compulsory kit/uniform.
Bursary payment of £50 per month if attendance meets requirements.
* Part-time payments pro rata.
Help with placement travel costs.
Childcare funding/care to learn.
Above £30,000 and below £39,000
(Tier 2)
50% discounted college bus.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund

Please see the table below for a brief overview of the support available.

Household income Help available
Below £30,000
(Tier 1)
Free college bus.
Support for compulsory kit/uniform.
Bursary payment of £50 per month if attendance meets requirements.
* Part-time payments pro rata.
Childcare funding/care to learn.
Above £30,000 and below £39,000
(Tier 2)
50% discounted college bus.

* Bursaries for part-time courses are discretionary. If awarded, the payments will be pro rate of the full award.

Please note - we can only process your bursary application once you have enrolled on to a course and it may take up to eight weeks to hear back from us.

Once enrolled, you can access our online bursary application portal using the link below.

Make an online bursary application

Return here at any time to check the status of your bursary.


Childcare for adult learners

You may be able to get help with the cost of childcare while you attend your course.


Free college meals

If you are aged between 19-24 on 31 August 2023 and subject to an Education of Health Care Plan (EHC Plan), you may also be entitled to free college meals.


Contact us

To discuss your eligibility or to request an application form please contact the student finance team:


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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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