• Welcome to our Preparing for Sixth Form information page!

    Three steps to a smooth transition...
    1. This page is intended to help you learn more about Lowestoft Sixth Form College as a current applicant or as you prepare to apply for our courses. You will find videos, documents and quick links to information that will help you get a feel for what college life is like. There is also guidance on how to apply, as well as an introduction to some of our support services.
    2. The departmental pages will help you discover more about the courses, tutors and facilities for your chosen area of study. This will help you prepare for your interview. Click here to find your chosen department.
    3. Finally, once your interview is complete and you have an offer, you will have access to your course page. Here you will be given an introduction to the course in preparation for your start in September. 

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  • Please note: The information below is correct at time of publication (April 2020).

    Discretionary Learner Support Fund:

    This is a discretionary fund allocated to low income households, earning under £25,521 a year or receiving qualifying benefits, on a first come, first served basis subject to priorities set by the college.

    Students aged 16+ can apply for funding to support the additional costs involved in their course. These may include:

    • Travel to college
    • Meals on campus
    • Course equipment and books
    • Stationery
    • University visits and interviews
    • Course trips

    16-19 Vulnerable Bursary:

    A bursary of up to £1,200 for the academic year may be awarded to students who are:

    • In care or a care leaver
    • Living independently on Universal Credits or Income Support
    • Disabled and receiving Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Allowance or Personal Independent Payments

    FREE College Meals:

    You may be entitled if you are:

    • 16-18 when you start an eligible course
    • 19 continuing on an eligible course
    • 19-25 with an EHCP

    and in receipt of one of the following benefits:

    • Income Support
    • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC
    • Working Tax Credit run on (paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
    • Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding £7,400 per year

    Meals may also be awarded, at the College’s discretion, to students who have applied for discretionary support and meet the income threshold criteria.

    Care to Learn Funding:

    Government funding is available for young parents to help with nursery fees. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/care-to-learn.

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