The College of Animal Welfare is pleased to offer two different payment options:
- Annual Fee Scheme
- Pay as You Learn monthly fee scheme
In order to gain a confirmed place on a programme you are required to have either paid your course fee (where applicable) in full or have signed up to our ‘Pay as You Learn’ scheme.
More information on our payment schemes
* What Are PCD Loans?
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work).
* 24+ Advanced Learning Loans
If you are 24 years of age or over and are thinking of starting a college course, at level 3 or above, after 1 August 2013 you may qualify for one of the Government’s new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans to help you fund your studies.
It is easy to apply for a loan, there is no credit check and your household income isn’t taken into account; and what’s more, you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn over £21,000 a year.
The College of Animal Welfare has a hardship fund which was set up to support those students who are suffering financial distress and for whatever reason are unable to access any other kind of assistance or where a top up is considered necessary.
Each application is judged on its own merits. Contact us for further details .
Grants, Bursaries & Additional Help
Students are encouraged to explore the opportunities for sourcing additional financial assistance to support their training costs.
To help you, we have gathered information on various Grants, Bursaries & Additional Funding Information – however this list is not exhaustive. We suggest that (with a nice cup of tea) you consider if any of these sites are applicable to your situation.
You may also wish to contact the National Careers Service (call: 0800 100 900) as they can help with writing letters of applications.
18+ Apprentice Oyster Photo card
The 18+ Apprentice Oyster photo card, launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson during Apprenticeship week, is due to go live mid-May.
Applications for the card, available to London resident apprentices, can be made through the Transport for London (TfL) website which also includes details and eligibility criteria.
* What are Apprenticeships?
Apprentices work alongside experienced staff gaining job specific skills and are paid whilst they learn. The minimum salary is £2.68 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
Disabled Student Allowances
A quick guide to Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs), for Higher Education students only, can be found here.