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We have a reputation for providing quality care and support for our students and this includes our financial help. We provide a range of options to ensure our students have access to packages designed to meet their needs.

Learner Support Fund

The college has Learner Support Funds available to assist students aged 19+ with the general cost of attending college including travel, essential kit costs and childcare.

For further information please contact the Welfare Team on 0191 511 6000 or email

Studying whilst on benefits

We have trained and experienced staff available to talk you through studying whilst unemployed. Advice is available about the fee remission policy, hours of study, clarification of the Jobseekers’ Allowance regulations, we can also give guidance on the possible effects of studying whilst on a disability benefit.

Contact us to find out more about finance options

Reasons to study as an adult:

  • To get back into education or gain a qualification
  • To learn a new skill or keep your mind active
  • To meet new friends or develop an interest
  • To progress your career or embark on a new one
  • To achieve a lifelong ambition or take on a new challenge