Our COVID-19 Student Handbook explains how to keep yourself safe when you are studying at CANDI. It also tells you what to do if you have symptoms of the virus. Please take the time to read it carefully and take the necessary precautions:
Depending on your age and personal/financial situation you could be eligible to receive a bursary. The bursary should be used to meet the costs of childcare, transport, equipment, books or other course-related costs.
You can apply online for the bursaries and funds, including Further Education Free Meals, online using PayMyStudent.
You may be eligible for a discretionary bursary if you are aged 16 to 19 and have a household income up to £25,000 per annum. Discretionary bursaries are means-tested and are intended to support learners with books, transport or course equipment costs. The amount of bursary you will receive is based on household income, equipment cost or travel distance to the college. You may also be eligible for a Discretionary bursary if you are aged 19 to 24 and have an Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Our 16-19 Bursaries are funded by the Education Funding Agency and are intended to be used for college-related costs such as books, materials and the cost of any travel to and from the college. Bursaries do not need to be repaid as long as you remain in college and maintain a minimum attendance rate of 90%. Furthermore, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you may also receive Further Education Free Meals. And, if you are a young parent and need childcare support, you may get help through the Care to Learn (C2L) scheme. You can apply online for the bursaries and funds online using PayMyStudent – you can use any of the following benefit outlined below (please note all benefit letter need to be within 6 month of applying also make sure to provide all pages of benefit letter).
Do you qualify for help?
Tier 1 – £480
To qualify for Tier 1 your parent/guardian must be in receipt of one of the benefit listed below (benefit letter must be within 6 months and all pages are required):
Tier 2 – £390
To qualify for Tier 2 your parent/guardian must be in receipt of one of the following benefits listed below (benefit letter must be within 6 month and all pages are required):
Tier 3 – £300
To qualify for Tier 3 please provide one of the required documents listed below:
Further Education Free Meals (FEFM)
You may be eligible for FEFM, if your Parent/Carer are in receipt of one of the following: (Benefit letter must be within 6 months and all pages are required)
How and when should you apply?
Applications are assessed on a first come, first serve basis. Apply as soon as you enrol. Attendance is monitored and checked prior to payments being made; students with an attendance lower than 90% on the day a payment is due, will have their payments withdrawn.
Please note: The dispensation of the Discretionary Bursary is subject to the availability of funds
16-19 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary
You may be eligible for £1,200 over the academic year if you are aged 16 to 19 and living in care or are a recent care leaver, or living independently and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, Income Support, PIP, ESA or Universal Credit. The bursary is intended to support you with course related costs, such as travel, books or equipment.
19+ Learner Support Fund
You may be eligible for financial support for travel and course related costs if you are aged 19 and over with an income of up to £21,952 (household income £26,000) a year. Travel cost are capped at £50 per month and based how far you live from the college.
For help with Childcare please contact SFS-Helpdesk@candi.ac.uk or call 0207 704 5539, or speak to one of the student advisors at our centres.
Do you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or any other learning support need? Do you need help with your study skills or digital skills? If you do, then the Learning Support team is here to help. You can talk to us about your learning support needs before you apply to CANDI, at enrolment or at any time during your course.
We have Learner Services staff at each of our centres, who can give you information about courses, and the services and facilities that are available to you as a student.
We can help you with:
Your experience at CANDI will result in you obtaining a qualification and give you an advantage when it comes to progressing to higher education and employment. We want you to develop into future entrepreneurs and highly sought-after employees.
This means we have high expectations of our students, to best prepare you for the world of work or higher education, such as university. This includes not only your course content, but also employability skills, work experience, as well as English and Maths.
Whatever your interests, there is a lot going on at all of our centres. So get involved, have some fun, learn new skills or do some good for others. Here is a taste of what goes on:
Teaching at CANDI starts the week commencing Monday 7 September 2020.
Please login to our Applicant Portal (the place where you enrolled) to find details of your first day and timetable.
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