Discretionary Learner Support Fund for accredited courses
This fund can pay for 60% of your course and exam fee up front
This fund can pay your childcare costs (Ofsted registered) while you are attending classes with CALAT
If you are on a low income paying the full fee and on a course leading to a qualification, you may be eligible to apply for the Discretionary Learner
When you enrol on the course – 60% of the course fee (including any exam fee) will be deducted up front, you will only need to pay 40% of the total fee at the time of enrolment.
If the costs of your course after the 60% has been deducted is £120 or more you can pay the remainder by Standing Order to help spread the cost of the course.
You can download a form online from the CALAT website here or pick up a form from one of our Centres.
When you have completed the form please take the form (along with all the other required documentation) to one of our CALAT centres so your request can be processed when you enrol.
The fund could help pay towards the cost of course tuition fees, exam fees, course materials and childcare. Please note that the Discretionary Learner Support Fund has a limited pot of money and so we cannot guarantee funding for more than two termly courses or for any more than two children (childcare access fund). A new application will need to be submitted for courses that are one term but may have connected modules or levels over the subsequent terms.
Childcare Access Fund Forms are available at the Centre Offices
Adults with learning difficulties or disabilities (ALDD) may be eligible to apply for support with travel costs.