Full-time Parents' Learning Allowance

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A Parents’ Learning Allowance is additional funding to help students who are also parents. This can be used for everyday costs of study like paying for books, study materials and travel.

This grant is available to full-time students studying an eligible:

  • undergraduate course
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The grant is not normally due to be repaid by the student however certain circumstances such as leaving a course early can affect a student’s eligibility.

The grant is paid to the student, on top of their other student finance.

This grant won’t affect a student’s benefits.