Funding for 19+ students


Adult learners can access funds to support essential course related costs during study through the 19 + bursary. The funding is available to students from low income families, that is, families where the household income is less than £28,000 a year.   

The current financial support package for 2019-20 is covered in the table and sections below. Information for September 2020 will become available during the summer.

Award Category

Income is <£21,000

Income is =£21,000 – £28,000

a.    Residential



b.    College Transport




c.   College Clothing Requirement 



d.    Fees (Exams, Tuition, Registration)*



e.    Childcare (ages 20+)

Actual cost

up to a max. £160 p/wk

Actual cost up to a max.

£160 p/wk

*Fee support is not available to those courses eligible for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

a.    Residential bursaries

Support with the costs of residential accommodation may be available. Find out more about our over 18’s residential accommodation

b.    College Transport

Moulton College runs an extensive, subsidised transport network which brings around 1,500 students to College every day from Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties. 

Find out more about our Transport Network

c.     College Clothing Requirement 

Students from families with household incomes of less than £21,000 per annum may be entitled to funding to support the purchase of the clothing and equipment which is necessary for their course from BACA or MACRON. 

d.    Fees

Support to cover exam, tuition and registration fees may be available. This support is not available for those courses that are eligible for the advanced learning loans. 

e.    Childcare support

Limited funds are available to subsidise the cost of childcare. Any childcare must be provided by an Ofsted registered nursery, childminder or pre/after school club.

Application process for the 19 + bursary fund: 

You will be sent an application form with your course joining instructions and should complete and return it at that stage

Advanced Learning Loans

To support the completion of level 3 and level 4 courses of Further Education for learners over the age of 19 or over on the start date of the course, student loans are available. These loans are managed by Student Finance England (SFE) and are not means tested and do not need to be paid back until you earn over £21,000 per annum. They can be used as an alternative to paying the fees yourself as the SFE will pay the fees directly to the College. 

Further information can be found at: or please contact Student Services to see if the course you are applying for qualifies for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

The availability of loans at Level 3 does not replace an individual aged 19 to 23’s legal entitlement to full funding for a first full Level 3. Applications for fee remission will be considered at the time of enrolment onto the course. For further information on eligibility please contact Student Services on 01604 491131. 

Trust bursaries

Two independent charitable trusts - Thomas Harrison Trust and Sir Thomas White Charity provide support to allow students experiencing financial difficulties to attend college. Trustees are willing to consider applications from any student undertaking a full-time FE course here at Moulton and awards will cover the costs of transport, store credit and campus contribution. 

Application process for trust bursaries

You will be sent an application form with your course joining instructions and should complete and return it at that stage.

Funding for stonemasonry and carpentry students

If you are aged 19 or over and wanting to study Stonemasonry or Carpentry, you may be eligible for a bursary from the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). The project is a Heritage Lottery funded scheme that enables the Borough Council of Wellingborough to provide funding for training and tools. 

The bursary is for up to £500 to help pay for training at Moulton or an alternate supplier and up to £100 to help with tools. The bursary can be used to fund either full time courses or the cost of short courses to build heritage skills.

Application process for THI bursaries

Applications should be made direct to THI using the correct form. 

If you would like to apply for a bursary to fund training at Moulton College and a tools grant, please complete this form

If you would like to apply for a bursary to fund a training course run by another supplier, please complete this form

If you would like to apply for a tools grant only, please complete this form

Email completed forms to or Post completed forms to, The THI Project Manager, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP