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Financial Support for Students 19+

The College offers help for students who are aged 19 + through the Discretionary Support Fund or the College Charity BTAS.

In order to get financial support you need to be a student aged 19+ where a lack of money will prevent you beginning or continuing with your studies.

We can give help in many areas including:-

  • payment for course trips
  • books
  • equipment
  • materials
  • childcare
  • uniform
  • exam fees

Accredited Courses

The Discretionary Learner Support Fund can be used by students who are aged 19+ and are studying for a government funded course which will lead to a qualification or accreditation. Funded, accredited courses are marked in our course brochures with a ★

The Fund can also be used to help those who are not eligible or do not wish to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan, for example a 25 year old who is studying for a level 3 or above government funded course.

Non-accredited Courses

Students on non-accredited courses can apply to the College Charity BTAS for support.


In order to be eligible for either fund you need to:  

  • have a household income of less than £25,000 (including all waged income and benefits e.g working tax credits, child tax credit, income support, Universal credit, pension credit, council tax benefits etc)

How to Apply

Download the Application for Learner Support Fund Form on the right.

For help or more information telephone

020 3045 5176

Email: ros.shaw@tlcbexley.ac.uk