Care to Learn Scheme
The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training.
You can claim Care to Learn funding if you are under 20 and you start learning or a training course in a school or college or as a trainee with a company or organisation providing work-based learning that receives some public funding.
You will need to use registered or approved childcare. Mothers or Fathers are eligible if they are the main carer, are living in England and are using a registered childcare provider.
Applications can be made now for the Care to Learn scheme, for courses that start at any time. To apply for the grant or for more information on whether you qualify go to the Care to Learn section of the Directgov website, or call the Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989.
You may also be able to get some help from charities, or bursaries from your college. You can speak to your student support section for more information.