Everything we do is to help you succeed. No matter where you want to get to or where you are starting from, we want to help you achieve your ambitions. Your wellbeing is very important to us and we understand that some learners need more support to meet their needs.
We work with learners, their families and external partners to support learning on full- and part-time courses at college, leisure courses, right through to moving into employment or higher-level learning.
To learn more about the support we provide, please contact us.
If you are aged 19+ and not in receipt of income-related benefits, you will need to pay for all fees and programme costs.
You might not have to pay fees if you are:
A limited number of free community learning places will be made available on some courses where indicated and to be eligible, you will need to be:
If your course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, your course is non-funded, so you are not eligible for bursary funding until you have confirmation of the loan. You may apply to get financial support from the Loan Bursary Fund after you've received a letter approving your bursary.
Bursary funds cannot support course fees if you are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
If you are aged between 19-23 when you start your programme, this is your first full Level 2 or 3 qualification and your programme is eligible you may not have to pay fees. Contact us to find out if you're eligible before enrolling.
If you are studying on a full-time Level 3 or 4 programme or apprenticeship, you are eligible to apply for a loan to help you pay your tuition fees. These loans are not means-tested or subject to credit checks, and you start repaying the loan when you earn over £25,725 per year.
Loans for Access to Higher education programmes are cleared if you go on to complete a higher education programme with the support of a higher education student loan.
For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please visit the government website.
Please note that the following area is only for those with an offer for a course at our colleges. For access online, a link will be sent with your joining instructions.
If you need help filling out the form, you can call an adviser on 0800 612 6008 and we will be happy to help.
Please apply as early as you can. These Government bursary funds are limited, we will distribute them on a first come, first served basis. It is possible that the fund might be exhausted by the time you apply.
As an Activate Learning student you can book a meeting with one of our qualified, impartial Careers Advisers. They can help you to make informed decisions about your next steps, create a CV or prepare for an interview.
Use the booking links on the Careers section of ALO, meetings can be offered onsite or online via Microsoft Teams.
I’ve been working as a mechanic for a long time, but after taking up a new hobby in woodwork, I realised I wanted to try and pursue that as a career. I’ve really enjoyed working with other people and giving support to my classmates. I’m now trying to get into the teaching side of things, as I’ve found it really rewarding.Neil, Furniture at Oxford