For Learners


Area Prospectus – This guide will help you to find out about the many learning opportunities available in Somerset for 16-19 year olds (and 16 to 25 for SEND young people).

Employability Guide – If you are thinking about your future career, applying for work experience, an apprenticeship or you’re just considering finding a part-time job to earn money while you study, this guide is for you.

Post 16 Funding

16-19 Bursary Fund – Provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.

16-18 Residential Bursary Fund – Provides financial help towards the costs of accommodation for students attending one of the designated institutions delivering specialist provision. Specialist provision is not available locally and/or requires the student to attend at unsociable hours on a regular basis and consequently the student needs to live away from home.

16-19 Residential Support Scheme – Designed for the exceptional situations where the same or similar substantial Level 2 or Level 3 qualification the student needs to achieve their desired career or higher education goal cannot be accessed locally.