IMPORTANT NOTE - DLC receives no Government Funding which means that it is not registered with the SFA (Skills Funding Agency). Although many funding sources are fine for DistanceLearningCentre.com students, government-backed sources are not available. Some examples are:
- ILAs (Individual Learner Accounts)
- Advanced Learner Loans
- Any other grants/loans via Student Finance England
Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs). The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. DistanceLearningCentre.com is an approved learning provider on this scheme (our Provider ID is 4227) and our courses can be found on the ELC database. If you have ELCs and want to use them to study with DistanceLearningCentre.com, find out how >>>
Standard Learning Credits (SLC) - Armed Forces Personnel can apply to use the Standard Learning Credits towards the cost of their learning for GCSE and Level 2 Progression Awards. If you want to use Standard learning credits to study with DistanceLearningCentre.com, you must take advice from your local Education Officer to understand the eligibility of using SLC for a course and how to apply. SLC is a refund scheme and operates as an annualised allowance from 1 Apr to 31 Mar and cannot be carried forward from year to year. SLC monies are paid to claimants upon completion of learning and you will be required to provide proof of payment and proof of completion or attendance.
Student Cash Point is a comprehensive source of information on grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships and awards available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK. Millions of pounds worth of funding is up for grabs each year from the government, charitable trusts and universities to help students cover course costs, rent, and all the other little living expenses that quickly add up. Register for FREE at Student Cash Point and see what's on offer to ease the financial burden of going to college or university.
Lawrence Atwell's Charity (The Skinners' Company) https://www.skinners.org.uk/grants-and-trusts/atwell/
Atwell is supporting young people from low-income backgrounds; to help them move into work, develop vocational qualifications, and improve their life chances. The charity does this through two main programmes of funding; our Individuals Programme and our Charities Programme.
The Princes Trust https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/. If you're trying to get into a job, training or education, but lack the funds, see if you're eligible for a Prince's Trust Development Award.
Turn2Us https://www.turn2us.org.uk/. A free service that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. Online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) www.ukcisa.org.uk. This website gives help and advice to prospective students from overseas. The site includes details of charitable trusts which give support international students, as well as links to other useful sites, such as the British Council.
Charity Commission https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/
The British Council www.britishcouncil.org. The British Council website includes sources of funding for students, teachers, young people and adult learners.
EGAS - The Educational Grants Advisory Service www.egas-online.org. EGAS, Family Welfare Association, 501-505 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AU. EGAS was set up to help secure funding for students, particularly those who are disadvantaged. It mainly helps students who are "taking their first steps on the educational ladder, regardless of age." They primarily assist students who cannot receive statutory funding, with priority to lone parents, the disabled, refugees, and people from under-privileged backgrounds or in exceptional circumstances. EGAS can advise on possible sources of funding. You will need to send a SAE and in return EGAS will send you an Information Form to complete.
Citizens Advice Bureau. Local Citizens Advice Bureaux provide free, confidential and impartial advice on every subject. They provide advice and information; advocacy and negotiation; and representation. They can help with most debt problems; benefit entitlement; housing and employment issues. You can find the location of your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau from your local library or in your local telephone directory.