We will consider applications for students who meet all the following criteria:
Family status: Be a parent/carer with legal responsibility for a child/ children aged under 18.
Income: Be in receipt of one or more of the means-tested benefits listed below OR have a household income of £30,000.00 or less.
- Income-based JSA
- Income-related ESA
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Pension Credit
- Council Tax Support
Please note: we will require evidence of means-tested benefits received such as a universal credit statement, showing the name of the applicant and details of benefits received that is less than 3 months old.
Residency status: Have right of residency in the UK.
Level of study: Be a student currently studying on a course at a partner Further Education College or Adult Education Institution at the following national framework levels:
• England, Northern Ireland and Wales: Levels 2* and 3
• Scotland: Levels 5 and 6
Goals: Be retraining following a period of unemployment OR pursuing education/training with a view to future employment.
*Please note if the student is studying a GCSE they should have a predicted grade of 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 or 4 to achieve a Level 2 qualification.