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    The Skills and Education Group have opened applications for their Learner Grant, where Further Education Learners can apply for grants of up to £1,000.

    Applicants can apply throughout the course of the remaining academic year, and there is no limitation on the type of FE course or level of FE qualification being undertaken.

    Applications can be submitted to cover a range of costs, including but not limited to:

    • Electronic equipment (Laptops, phones)
    • Course tools (catering equipment, hair and beauty equipment, IT software etc.)
    • Course texts
    • PPE or appropriate work wear
    • Debt management (utilities, internet etc.)
    • Cost of living support (travel costs, food etc.)
    • Physical and mental health (counselling, eye tests, gym membership)
    • Childcare or wider family costs
    • Tuition fees or educational trips
    Grant Criteria:

    To check if you are entitled to claim for the grant, please take a look at the grant criteria - click here. 

    Apply now

    To apply for the grant, click here for the online application form.

    Supporting statement

    Learners are encouraged to seek the support of staff who know them and their situation so that they can provide a supporting statement for their application click here for the supporting statement online form.

    Example of a strong application:

    Click here to view an example of a strong application.

    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

    Town Centre Campus

    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

    Stephen Burke Construction Academy

    Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB