To support students in Further Education, the Government provides Free College Meals for 16-18 year olds and 19-25 year olds with an Education Health Care Plan, similar to those provided at school. Students are awarded a meal allowance of £3.50 per timetabled day to use on healthy meals. Students can access a meal on college premises (allowance pre-loaded onto learner ID card) or meals maybe awarded using an alternative method. You do need to apply for these, using our Student Financial Support application form and provide evidence of your income/benefits.
For students not on benefits, please still apply for financial support, as we have discretionary funds available that can provide a contribution to learning related costs, such as travel, equipment and meals.