Student Support

Student Support at Skegness TEC 

At Skegness TEC, we’re committed to supporting all our students. We have a wide range of information, advice and guidance and support services available to help make your time with us a fantastic experience. 

We provide a number of services on a wide range of personal, social and academic levels. If you have a learning difficulty, a sensory impairment, or a physical disability, we will provide you with all the support that you need so you can attend, enjoy and achieve on your course. 

When you apply to the college, we will meet with you to discuss your learning needs and, if you require specialist support, our Student Support Team will ensure you get dedicated help. 

We provide help and support in a number of areas, including: 

  • Dyslexia or dyscalculia 
  • Autistic disorder such as Asperger’s syndrome 
  • Hearing or a visual impairment. 

Our Student Support Team will also help you if you have a disability affecting your mobility. Please call 0800 389 0097 for more information or email [email protected]

16-19 Bursary and Vulnerable Young People’s Bursary

Learners who meet the required eligibility criteria may qualify for help towards travel and meal allowances. The household threshold has been increased to £45,000 for the remainder of the academic year 2023/24.

To find out more, please speak to us on 0800 389 0097 or email [email protected].

Bursary Support for Vulnerable Young People

Learners aged 16-18 may be eligible for a VYP bursary worth up to £1,200 if they are: in local authority care; care leavers; on income support or Universal Credit in their own name; in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments.

Free College Meals

If you are aged under 18 and come from a household dependent on specific benefits, then you may be entitled to free meals on the days you attend college. Students with additional learning support needs, aged up to 25, may also be eligible.

Care to Learn

The Care to Learn scheme is a government-funded programme that funds childcare for young people who are living and learning in England. If you are a parent or guardian under 20 years old, you may be entitled to £160 per child to cover registered childcare costs.

To see if you qualify and to apply, please go to or call the learner support helpline on 0800 121 8989 to request an application pack. If you need any help with your application, please contact our advisors who will be happy to assist.

19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund

Learners who meet the necessary eligibility criteria, with a household income of less than £33,000, may receive financial help towards travel, childcare, meal allowances and hardship.   There may be help towards course fees for learners who are not fully funded. This bursary fund can’t be used to pay for essential kit and equipment or trips.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

Learners over the age of 19, who are studying on a Level 3 or Level 4 course and who have taken out the Advanced Learning Loan to pay their fees, and with a household income of less than £33,000, can also apply for the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund which can help towards the cost of learning support, travel, childcare, meal allowances and hardship.

20+ Childcare

Learners aged over 20 who are eligible for the 19+ DLS Fund and Advanced Learner Loans Bursary can also apply for help with childcare costs while they attend college, which would help to cover any costs incurred above the free nursery hours provided by the government.

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