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The 16-19 Bursary has been set up by the government to support the most vulnerable young people to participate and benefit from post-16 education and training.

Liberty Training receives allocations of bursary funds from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to support eligible learners to meet the costs of participating in education. The College sets its criteria for funding in accordance with the guidelines provided by the ESFA.

Eligible learners will be required to show supporting evidence that they meet the required criteria. In certain exceptional circumstances, Liberty Training may exercise its ability to make discretionary awards. 

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help learners overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. It could help with any education-related costs that may arise during your time at Liberty Training, including essentials like a meal during the day or transport to college or work experience. You may need extra help to buy equipment for your course, or to pay for educational visits.

There are two types of 16-19 bursaries:

• a vulnerable bursary of up to £1200 per year for learners in the defined vulnerable groups
• a discretionary bursary which is awarded to meet individual needs to help with transport costs, meals and equipment. There is no set amount for this bursary, but this bursary will be shared between all eligible learners.

To be eligible for either type of bursary, learners must:

• be aged over 16 and under 19 at 31 August 2022
• learners aged over 19 are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16-18 or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

To apply for a bursary please click on the link below:-



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