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Here you can find out about the help and support available for…


You can get help to explore your options if you are thinking of changing your career path. Read more..

Funding a course

Financial support is available towards the costs of some courses and for many students to cover other costs whilst they are studying. Read more..

Support for disabled learners

If you have a disability then you may be able to get extra support to ensure you can complete your course or training programme such as specialist equipment or extra time to complete assignments. Read more..


The help available will depend on the age of your children, and other factors such as the type of course. Read more..


If you are a carer it’s important that you get the right support to enable you to make the most of studying. Read more..

Applying for a course with a criminal conviction

You may need to find out whether or not you need to declare any convictions you have. Read more..

Using your experience

You can use your skills, experience and knowledge achieved through previous learning or gained through employment or day to day life in support of your application for a course or to gain extra credit. Read more..

Non UK qualifications

You may need to know how any non-UK qualifications you have compare to UK qualifications or meet the entry requirements for courses. Read more..