Financial Support

KC Financial Support

Within our Student Services team, we have some very experienced staff on hand to provide you with the information about what grants, bursaries, financial support and travel subsides that are available to you during your time at Kidderminster College.

How we can help with financial support:

Here at KC we offer a variety of schemes to help whilst you study with us, these are:

Financial support is available for students who need assistance with additional costs whilst studying, this is in the form of a bursary. Paid monthly, this bursary aims to help cover the costs of education trips & visits, PPE, uniforms and even laptops.

Click here for FE Bursary Fund Application Form

Click here forAdvanced Learner Loan Application Form

Click here for Vulnerable Bursary

And click here for guidance on how to complete it.

If you need assistance please contact us on 01562 512003

You can also access further information about Bursaries on the UK Government Website

For more information about our Bursary Fund/Discretionary Student Support fund.

If you’re aged 19 or over and choose to study a course at Level 3 or 4, you may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, this is a national scheme that aims to help with the costs of studying. On top of this, you may also be eligible for a bursary!

And it gets better, the loan is only repayable once you start earning over £27,295 per year and you are taking steps to invest in your future career earnings and development.

You can find out more about the repayment thresholds in this SFE Quick Guide

For more information you can:

  • Contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 to help you make an informed decision.
  • Contact Student Services at KC for more information or advice in person, via email at studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk or by calling 01562 512004.

 

You can apply for your Advanced Learner Loan on the www.gov.uk website, or contact Student Services for supporting help with  completing your application.

Facts:

  • Your loan application will not include a credit check
  • Research shows that achieving a Full level 2 qualification (Diploma), including the vital GCSE English and maths subjects, adds £80,000 to a learner’s earnings over their lifetime.
  • Research shows a further £60,000 could be added to your wage if you go on to achieve at least a Full Level 3 qualification (Advanced Diploma).
  • If you take the advance learner loan for the Access to HE Diploma and you graduate from a HE course then your advanced learner loan will be written off.

KC’s Travel Schemes can offer help towards the costs of your journey to Kidderminster via bus or train.

Whilst you study at KC, we may be able to assist with the costs of childcare so that you’re able to attend classes

KC are able to help with our Free Meals scheme for every day that you’re timetabled into college

Progressing Students:

For students who are progressing, just to let you that we have made a few changes to the bursary scheme this year, we have created a letter which will give you all of the information that you need

16-19 Tuition Fund 2020-21

Kidderminster College has received funding to support catch-up tuition to small groups of students who have been disrupted by the pandemic.

Students will be offered a range of support which you can find in the 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement.

Contact us:

To find out if you’re able to claim, have a chat with our friendly Student Services team; they can be reached on:

Email: studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk

Tel: 01562 512004

Or, drop in during term time/college hours and our team will be able to help.