Funding Options

We don't believe your financial circumstances should be a barrier to you fulfilling your potential here at Petroc. That's why our Advice and Guidance Team offer help and support on a range of funding options.

I'm 16-18

Education is free for all students who are aged 16-18 (on 31 August of the year you start your course). There may be additional costs for books or travel, but don’t let money matters stop you from coming to college; if you need financial help to cover the costs of studying or travel, we may be able to help you through the Bursary Fund.

16-18 Bursary Fund

The 16-18 Bursary Fund is available to financially assist learners who are on a low income with costs incurred by attending college.

I'm 19 or over 

19+ Bursary

The Adult Learner Support Fund is a bursary for students on a low income who are aged 19 or over and who are studying on a Level 1 or Level 2 course or getting a fee remission for a level 3 programme.

Advanced Learner Loan

The government-funded Advanced Learner Loan is available to help cover the cost of tuition fees. It's available to people over 19 years old, studying courses at Levels 3 to 6.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary is for students on a low income who are aged 19 or over and who are receiving an Advanced Learner Loan.

HE Support

There is a range of financial support available for students studying on our degree-level courses.


The 19+ Bursary and the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary could assist you with your childcare costs. However, if you are aged 19 or under, you can apply for government childcare funding through Care To Learn. If you require any assistance, please contact the Advice & Guidance Team.

Need further assistance?

Please get in touch with the Advice & Guidance Team:

  • Enquiry Form