Discretionary Learner Support Fund for accredited courses
This fund can pay for 90% 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 Support Fund.
When you enrol on the course – 90% of the course fee (including any exam fee) will be deducted up front, you will only need to pay 10% of the total fee at the time of enrolment.
If the costs of your course after the 90% 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 (childcare access fund). 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). 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, there is no limit on the number of children who’s care can be supported.
Adults with learning difficulties or disabilities (ALDD) may be eligible to apply for support with travel costs.