A ‘Guaranteed Bursary’ award is support amounting to £1,200 per year (or pro-rata if you are at College for less than a year) paid in monthly instalments across the academic year.

To qualify for the Guaranteed Bursary students need to be:



•           in care

•           care leavers

•           getting Income Support (IS), or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support, in their own right

•           getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right

Guaranteed Bursary awards are conditional on satisfactory attendance and behaviour – see ‘Terms and Conditions’ below: -

Guaranteed Bursary Terms and Conditions



1. To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2017 to 2018 academic year the student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2017.

  1. Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

    3. All Bursary payments are conditional upon the student meeting acceptable standards of attendance and behaviour. If attendance is classified as ‘red’ (below 85%) bursary payments may be suspended.



    To apply for a Guaranteed Bursary you need to complete a Guaranteed Bursary application form and provide the relevant proof:



    Apply for the Guaranteed Bursary Award here.