Financial Support

Fee remission
Some learners may be entitled to fee remission where:
• They are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits
• They have not studied a full equivalent Level 2/3 course previously (aged 19-23 only, subject to funding rules)

This is dependent on personal circumstances and subject to eligibility.

For some of our professional qualifications marked in this guide, learners can apply for loans to cover the costs of their course. The following loans may be available for you to apply for:

HE Loans:

Advanced Learner Loans:

Please contact Student Services for more information.

Childcare Support
If your household income is less than £30,000 (gross) per year, you may be eligible for help towards the cost of childcare.

If you are aged 19 (at the start of the course) you can apply for help with childcare costs through the government care to learn scheme. For more information visit

If you are aged 20 or above (at the start of the course) and you require support with childcare please contact Student Services.

College Bursary Funds
Assistance from our College Bursary Funds may be available if your household income is less than £30,000 (gross) per year, – please speak to our Student Services Team.

If you require support with childcare, please contact Student Services prior to this on:

Nelson and Colne College
Tel: 01282 440 209 or email

Accrington and Rossendale College
Tel: 01254 354 143 or email


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