Stage 1: Before you apply
Welsh Government Learning Grant, funding for Further Education


Before making your application, there are some things you should check to make sure you’ll be able to get WGLG FE.


You must be 19 or over on 1 September 2024.

Nationality and residency

You can apply if all of the following apply:

  • you're a UK national, Irish Citizen or have settled status
  • you’ll be living in Wales on the first day of the first academic year of your course
  • you’ve been living in the UK and Islands for 3 years before starting your course

If these do not apply to you, you may still be eligible to apply for WGLG FE if you’re living in Wales. Check our Nationality and Residency guide (Download PDF 221KB, opens in a new tab) for more information.


Although you do not have to study in Wales to get WGLG FE, you must be studying at a school or college involved in the WGLG FE scheme.

Your course must:

  • require you to attend for at least 275 hours during the academic year
  • be at a participating school or college
  • lead to a nationally recognised qualification, up to and including Level 3 qualifications

There are lots of courses you can do to get WGLG FE, such as:

  • GCSEs
  • AS-Levels or A-Levels
  • Basic skills courses
  • Independent Living Skills courses or Preparation for Adulthood, if studying in England

Your course must be ‘eligible’ for WGLG FE support. Your school or college can tell you if the course you want to do is eligible.

If you’ve received WGLG FE while studying on a course of the same level as (or higher than) the course you’re applying for, you will not be eligible for WGLG FE in this or future academic years.

Household income

Your household income must be £18,370 or less for you to be eligible for this grant.

Our FE calculator (opens in a new tab) can help you work out how much you could be entitled to.

More detailed information about household income, including what to do if you’re a care leaver, can be found in the household income section.