Financial Support for Training
If you want to undertake training, there are various ways to access financial support:
Devon County Council's Early Years and Childcare Service (EYCS)
Devon County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service (EYCS) offers a range of fully funded short courses and e-learning programmes. To find out if you are eligible for EYCS funding please see the eligibility criteria
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Some training providers access Education and Skills Funding Agency money through the Government which allows them to offer qualifications at a reduced fee or fully funded. If you contact the training provider directly they will tell you what qualifications they offer and the cost of them. Check Education and Skills Funding Agency training providers in the South West.
Student Finance England
- Level 3 and 4 qualifications: if you are over 24 and want to undertake a Level 3 or 4 qualification you can you access a 24 + Advanced Learning Loans. See attached Advanced Learner Loan flyer.
- Level 5 and 6 qualifications: various funding is available through Student Finance England including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans, Maintenance Grants, and various other support if you are on a low income, have a disability, or have children / dependant adults. Please visit the Student Finance website for more information.
Funding for postgraduate study
You can get funding for postgraduate study through loans, studentships, bursaries and grants – you might also get help from your employer. Funding for postgraduate study.
Further education courses and funding
You may be able to get help with the costs of:
- your course
- day-to-day living costs
- Funding for GCSEs in English and Maths
- Additional Support