Have a look at the following information and see if you are eligible for any of the financial support options. 

If you would like to check your eligibility or want to enquire further, please talk to us as soon as possible. 

Free college meals 

If you meet the eligibility criteria we'll be able to support you with free meals. You'll get a set amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners each day you're in. This will be added to your student ID card which allows you to purchase items via our contactless system.

19 + Advanced Learner Loan 

If you are aged 19 or over, there could be a loan available to help fund your study. You can find full details at­-learner-loan 

Travel Pass 

Students who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16-18 Travel Pass, entitling pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

You can apply for a student pass at or purchase a value pass from us at reception, including a college­-specific product for all ages. 


Student Support Fund 

Students who are enrolled with us may receive support towards the cost of: 

  • travel 
  • books and materials 
  • uniform and equipment 
  • essential course trips 
  • NUS card 
  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB) 
  • childcare 

If childcare is affecting your opportunity for further study and you are aged 19 or under, you may be able to get extra help via the Care to Learn Scheme. 

Go to for more information. 

If you are aged 20+, you can apply for the 20+ Childcare Fund - contact our Financial Support Team for more details on all of the above at

For more information, please contact