Financial Support for Learning
Care to Learn
If you are a young parent under 20 who would like to start or continue learning, Care to Learn will pay childcare and reimburse student related travel costs. The maximum amount that can be claimed is £160 a week (£175 in London).
Childcare payments are made direct to your childcare provider which must be Ofsted registered. If childcare is provided by a relative then they must live in a separate household and be providing care for other children too.
Check out www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn for more information or phone the helpline on 0800 121 8989.
16– 19 Bursary
If you are a teenage parent aged between 16 and 19 years old and you are facing financial barriers to continue full time education you could apply for a Bursary.
Teenage parents who are in receipt of income support will get the guaranteed level of bursary of £1200 a year. Teenage parents not in receipt of income support will be able to apply for a bursary from their school or college.
Schools, colleges and training providers will be able to award bursaries to any student who faces genuine financial barriers to staying in education and training to help with costs such as transport, food and equipment.
For more information visit: www.education.gov.uk/16-19/studentsupport/financialsupport