Student Financial Support

 

We offer a range of financial support

If you are aged 16-18 your course will be free and you could be entitled to financial bursaries to help with the cost of studying.*

We can also provide information about free and discounted travel schemes that may be available.

On top of this, the college may be able to offer additional financial help with course related costs, for example, any specialist equipment needed for a course.

* subject to eligibility criteria. Household income of £25,000 or less

 

YES - if you are aged 16-18 (except full cost and HE courses).

YES - if you are aged 19-23 and intend to study for your first Full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

YES - if you are in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Work Related Activity Group benefits and intend to study Level 2 or below.

YES - if you are aged 19-23 and intend to study your first full Level 3 qualification and are in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Work Related Activity Group benefits.

YES - if you study a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship at any age.

YES - if you intend to study for a Skills for Life (English or maths) course (excludes ESOL).

 

If you are aged 19-23 on the first day of your course and intend to study your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification you may receive funded or discounted study.

 

If you are in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Work Related Activity Group benefits and intend to study at Level 2 or below at any age.

 

If you are enrolling on a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship at any age.

 

Discounted fees may not available if you are aged over 19 and study at Level 3 or higher, however you will be eligible for a Advanced Learner Loan from the Government.

 

We may be able to help you access student financial support and funding to help with childcare, travel and course costs e.g. equipment, books or uniform.

Our Help Hub can give you all the help and advice you need about financial support. Call 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk 

 

Alternatively please click here for information about the Advanced Learner Loan.

Assistance with course fees could be available if:

  • you have an income of less than £25,000
  • you are in receipt of inactive benefits
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Benefit
    • Employment Support Allowance (none work related group)
    • Contribution based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • You are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Pension Credit
 

Northumberland College has launched a travel scheme that means all 16-18 year olds who study at the college, living in Northumberland or Tyne and Wear and living more than 3 miles from their chosen place of study, will be entitled to free travel by public transport.

Northumberland College is also providing an extended bus service between Berwick and its main sites at Ashington and Kirkley Hall to better cater for students in north Northumberland. Furthermore, dedicated bus services have also been added from Cramlington to Ashington and from Cramlington and Blyth to Kirkley Hall. This will help to provide a comprehensive bus service to the students of Northumberland College.

All eligible students may apply for free travel passes for their journey to and from college by contacting the college's Help Hub on 01670 841 200 or by emailing helphub@northland.ac.ukOr click here to download an application form.

For those aged over 18, the college also provides bursaries for travel and other financial support, so anyone seeking course advice or information should call 01670 841 200.

* Terms and conditions apply.

 

All eligible students may apply for free meals at college by contacting the college's Help Hub on 01670 841 200 or by emailing advice.centre@northland.ac.uk.

Or click here to download an application form.

 

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