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Financial Support

Don’t let money worries stand in the way of your success

Student Services Staff Member

Sixth Form Students and Apprentices

Whatever route you are taking – A Levels, Vocational study, T Levels or a Themis Apprenticeship – our friendly, knowledgeable Student Services advisors are here to help you with any financial queries you may have. Ask for advice and guidance on how you can get free or subsidised meals in College, transport, trips and study materials depending on your household income (subject to conditions).     

‘Looked-after’ individual, a care leaver or living independently

If you’re classed as a ‘looked-after’ individual, a care leaver or are living independently, you may also be able to apply for an additional bursary to help cover any costs at College (subject to conditions).

Travel

All students travelling to College by bus can apply for discounted travel passes and – on 100% attendance – can get the costs of their termly pass reimbursed. We can also signpost Themis Apprentices to access discounted bus travel via Lancashire County Council.

Those choosing to travel to College by bicycle (and take advantage of free bicycle storage) may also be eligible to hire cycles at heavily discounted rates.

IT Equipment

At Burnley College, we understand that having access to high-quality digital equipment is important in helping you make the most of your studies. That’s why we can offer great discounts and flexible repayment plans on the purchase of a range of suitable IT equipment which will help you over your current studies and beyond.

Budgeting

Throughout your time at Burnley College, we will also provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage your own money – now and in future. From household budgeting to navigating Student Finance, our Student Services advisors will give you the tools to take control of your finances.

University-level students

Fees apply to degree-level study, with the first year of a full degree programme costing £9,000. A Foundation Entry year is £6,000. Part-time degrees are charged at £1,000 per module (exclusions apply within the School of Engineering).

HNC and HND courses may also be liable to an additional registration fee of £272.

However, whatever route you choose, we will work closely with you as an individual to ensure that you have access to the very best advice and guidance on accessing financial support to which you may be eligible, according to your personal circumstances. You can contact us on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733551 to find out more.

We understand that navigating the world of Student Finance while managing your work and family commitments can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way to help you discover just how affordable University-level study really is.

Our specialist advisors are here to introduce you to Student Finance England and guide you as you apply for a Student Loan to fund your university studies and living expenses during this time. And don’t forget, you won’t have to pay back any of your Student Loan until you are earning more than £2,214 a month (before tax and other deductions).

For example, if you were earning £28,800 a year (that’s £2,400 a month), you’d only pay back £16 a month. (Figures correct at 1 April 2020)

 

Burnley Bursary Scheme

The Burnley Bursary Scheme offers great benefits to UCB students embarking on the first year of a full-time degree programme (BA Hons, BSc Hons, Foundation Degree).

If your household income is above £25,000

You may be eligible for: £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package.

For students with a household income of under £20,000

You may be eligible to create your own Burnley Bursary package up to the value of £2,000 to suit your lifestyle and study needs, choosing from: £1,000 cash | £500 to spend on a laptop or iPad OR £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package OR £500 car parking (cash payment to support parking offsite at nearby car parks).

For students with a household income of between £20,000-£25,000

You may be eligible to create your own Burnley Bursary package up to the value of £1,000 to suit your lifestyle and study needs, choosing from: £500 cash | £500 to spend on a laptop or iPad OR £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package OR £500 car parking (cash payment to support parking offsite at nearby car parks).

 


 

Our advisors may also be able to highlight other potential benefits and funds to which you may be entitled (subject to conditions), such as Universal Credit, Disabled Students’ Allowance, Adult Dependents’ Grant etc. They are also there to offer advice and guidance should you experience financial difficulties at any point during your degree-level studies.

As a member of the NUS (National Union of Students) you could also be entitled to savings on fashion, music and technology, health and fitness, eating out, travel and essentials etc.

Adult Learners

Fees generally apply to Adult Learning courses and can vary significantly according to your chosen programme; study method and personal circumstances.

Course fees may start at under £100 and can be up to £2,000-plus, depending on your chosen progression route. If you are unemployed and in receipt of certain Government benefits, including Jobseekers’ Allowance, or are taking part in training as part of a Universal Credit claim, you may be eligible for free training.

Burnley College may also be able to support your studies, dependant on your household income. To find out which course fees you have to pay please contact us on s.services@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733333.

 

Whatever course you choose, we’re here to help you as you invest in your future through an Adult Learning course at Burnley College.

As an Adult Learner returning to education you may be entitled to free or subsidised meals in College, transport, trips and study materials depending on your household income (subject to conditions). 

Plus, Burnley College offers affordable payment plans by instalment on many courses.

As an Adult Learner, you may be able to access free Mathematics and English classes to achieve vital qualifications at GCSE or Functional Skills level to enhance your career prospects.

Our advisors are also on hand in person, by telephone or email to advise on eligibility for Adult Learner Loans if you are studying for a Level 3 qualification (such as Access to Higher Education) which may be written off once you enrol for a degree programme.

Employers

Local, regional and national Government can provide financial incentives to encourage employers to recruit Apprentices or to subsidise employee training in areas seen as crucial for the development of industry and the economy. Themis pledges to work with you, as a valued employer, on an individual basis to ensure you have access to any funding available and will highlight additional funding streams to you when they become available to help support your training and development budget.    

Apprenticeship Funding

If, as an Employer, you employ fewer than 50 employees

The Government will pay 100% of the apprenticeship training costs (up to the funding band maximum) for Apprentices aged 16 -18 and those aged 19 – 24 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by the local authority.

If you have more than 50 employees and your annual paybill is less than £3 million

You will pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your Themis Apprentice, under national Government guidelines.

For those employers with an annual paybill in excess of £3 million

The Apprenticeship Levy is in force and will be charged by the Government at a rate of 0.5% of your paybill. You will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against your levy payment.