We provide two bursaries to help with the costs associated with studying: the Discretionary Bursary and the Guarantee Bursary. They are available to learners aged 16-18 who are enrolled on our further education courses – either full-time or part-time – and who meet the right criteria.
If you are eligible, you can receive financial support to assist with courserelated costs such as equipment, trips, travel and meals. We will, wherever possible, make these payments on your behalf.
To find out if you are entitled to receive a bursary, please read the criteria on this page. You will need to be at least 16 but under 19 years of age on 31 August 2015 and should be intending to enrol on either a full-time or part-time further education course at Derby College. You must also meet the residency criteria. You will not be eligible if you are joining an apprenticeship, higher education or full-cost course.
This funding is available for the following groups of learners:
The full £1,200 Guarantee Bursary payment is based on your course lasting 38 weeks in the 2015/16 academic year. It will be adjusted depending on the duration of your course. For example, if your course lasts for 25 weeks, you will receive £790.
Funding for the Discretionary Bursary is limited and it is not an entitlement. The Bursary is available to the following groups of learners:
If you’re looking to start a full-time or part-time further education course with us from September 2015 and think that you may be eligible for one of the bursaries, please download the 2015/16 application form from the end of August 2015. Bring your completed application form with you to enrolment or call into one of our campuses and ask for Learner Services.
If you are aged 16-19 when youcommence your course and require childcare funding, please contact Learner Services as you will be able to apply to Care to Learn for your childcare support.