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Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education (WGLG FE) 2020/21

Welsh Government Learning Grant FE is an income-assessed grant of up to £1,500 that aims to encourage more people to continue with their education. A few factors will decide your eligibility:

Your age

To get Welsh Government Learning Grant FE you must be aged 19 or over. So for academic year 2020/21 you must be 19 on 1st September 2020.

Your course

Your course must:

  • Be at least 275 hours;
  • Be at a participating college; and
  • Lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

There are lots of courses you can do such as:

  • GCSEs;
  • ‘A’ or ‘AS’ levels;
  • BTEC, GNVQ, NVQ courses; and
  • Basic Skills courses; and
  • Independent Living Skills or, if studying in England, Preparation for Adulthood.

Your course must be ‘eligible’ for Welsh Government Learning Grant FE support. Your college can tell you if the course you want to do is eligible.

Your household income

Your household income must be £18,370 or less in order to receive Welsh Government Learning Grant FE.

Your nationality and residency status

If you are a UK citizen living in Wales, you should be eligible for Welsh Government Learning Grant FE. If you’re not a UK citizen you may still be eligible for Welsh Government Learning Grant FE. If you complete the application form and return it to us we’ll let you know whether or not you are eligible.

I am a Care Leaver, Can I apply for WGLG FE?

If you are a care leaver and meet the above requirements, you can apply for WGLG FE, we won’t ask you for any financial details.

When Should I Apply?

WGLG FE 2020/21 application forms will be available to download or to pick up in schools and colleges from May 2020.

Please complete your application form and return with your evidence as soon as you can to ensure you get paid on time at the start of your course.

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