Study Materials

All students studying on a Full time course below HNC level who are eligible and assessed for Bursary or EMA will automatically be assessed for Study Materials.

Study Materials is normally used by your teaching department to purchase course equipment for you as a student without added cost to yourself. However, students who are on certain courses (such as Beauty or Childcare) may be required, as part of the course, to buy uniforms, equipment etc. These items will be notified to you by the department in advance and once receipts are submitted to the Funding Team a refund on the purchased item cost can be reviewed.

*Please note: only authorised items can be claimed back through the Study Materials fund, if you have any specific queries please contact your teaching department*

If you are applying for a care course and will be required as part of the conditions to complete a PVG disclosure at enrolment, you will be required to pay the full PVG cost at either £59 to join or £18 as an existing PVG member. Once your Material funds are awarded, this amount is then eligible to be refunded. If you have already been finalised and awarded Study Materials prior to applying for your PVG, this cost will be covered.

If you are aged between 16 or 17 you will be eligible for materials regardless of your parent’s income but must still complete the funding application to be awarded.