Our courses are usually privately funded, by yourselves, however there are places you can approach to find out if you are eligible for help to pay course fees. Some are listed below.
The Princes Trust
Who can apply?
You may be eligible if you are a UK resident and are:
- Aged 14-17 and do not have/are not expecting to achieve 5 GCSEs grades A-C-(or equivalent), or
- Aged 17-25 and unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week, or in education fewer than 14 hours a week
The Princes Trust helps young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
Anyone looking for work can contact their local job centre. There are occasions where the New Deal scheme will help fund retraining, especially for those who have come from the oil industry, in the recent redundancies.
There is the possibility of grand funding for some.
‘Grants’ are a type of funding provided by the government, local councils and some private organisations.
You don’t normally have to repay them. But you might have to meet some terms, for example a job creation target or deadline.
Grants are usually available to help ideas or businesses that will create jobs or develop new products, services or markets.
If you’re looking for a grant to start a business it’s worth contacting your local Business Gateway office.