Full-time Parents' Learning Allowance

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Parents’ Learning Allowance is additional funding to help students who are also parents. This can be used for everyday costs of study, such as 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)

It doesn’t usually need to be paid back unless they leave their course early. It is paid directly to the student in addition to other student finance they can get.

Parents’ Learning Allowance won’t affect their existing benefits.