What is the new bursary?
- £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable:
- Young people in care/care leavers
- Young people on income support such as:
- teenage parents
- young people with severe disabilities
- teenagers living away from their parents and
- young people whose parents have died.
- College bursary to eligible young people to help with costs such as transport, food or equipment.
EMA – transition arrangements
- All students who received EMA from 2009/10 will continue to receive the same payments for attendance at College or training until the end of the 2011/12 academic year.
- All students who received the maximum weekly EMA payment of £30 in 2010/11 will be eligible for £20 for each week they are in education or training, until the end of the 2011/12 academic year.
- Students who received £20 or £10 since 2010/11 will not receive EMA.
How much bursary will young people get?
- Vulnerable young people are guaranteed bursaries of £1,200 a year
- This will depend on personal circumstances and will be set by College after the consultation has ended and money allocated to the College
When can I apply for a bursary?
When the College is advised how much money is available we will update our information sheets on the web. Go to this page for more information.
If you get the transitional EMA support funds can you also apply for a bursary?
Yes. However College will take into account the fact that a young person is receiving regular weekly payments when determining what they should receive.
When will the money be available?
The new 16-19 Bursary Fund will start from September 2011.
I want to have a say in these changes – who do I contact?
The Government will now carry out an 8 week consultation on the scheme so the detailed arrangements can be finalised in time for allocations to be made to learning providers for the 2011/12 academic year. The e-consultation is available at www.education.gov.uk/consultations
This information has been supplied by the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) who fund education and training for 16-19 year olds. Please note that the scheme may be subject to change due to the consultation period. Wiltshire College takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the above information. Please contact Customer Services if you require any further information. Or email email@example.com