Financial help whilst retraining or returning to education is fundamental and can be the largest influencer in this decision process. Below are specific links for specific courses and to the left are additional more broader avenues of financial assistance to consider.
Search for education grants
Turn2Us provides information about education grants and has a grant search.
City & Guilds offer bursaries to people who study for a City & Guilds qualification.
Dance and Drama Awards are available at some specialist private schools and help with fees and living costs.
The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust has grants for students of economic theory and history, industrial law and industrial relations.
If you’re training:
- for medicine, dentistry or healthcare, you may be able to receive an NHS bursary.
- for social work, you may be eligible for a social work bursary.
- to be a teacher, you can get help with the costs of teacher training.
Other Grants and Bursaries
A list of grants and bursaries available to adult learners to help pay for courses and training, including childcare costs, can be found here.
If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support.
Family Action distributes grants to help people and families in need. The small grants focus on the two areas of Welfare and Education. These key areas in which we can really make a difference to support families, both those facing an immediate domestic need and those seeking to improve their educational and employment prospects.