The learner finance team are on hand to assist learners with arranging financial support for their upcoming course.
16-19 Years Funding
For our 16-19 (19 years old with an EHCP) learners we can assist with Travel passes, Equipment and uniform costs and free meals. For further details click here or contact the Student Finance Team at email@example.com or call 023 8091 1200.
We have support for 19+ learners and learners that have been approved for the Advance Learner Loan; this ranges from termly bursary payments to assist with their travel to and from college, up to 50% off childcare costs, Equipment and uniform and free meals (for 19+ learners with an EHCP). For further details click here.
Free College Meals
If you received free meals at school and are now aged 16-18, or are 19-24 and have an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP), you may be entitled to free college meals. To check eligibility and apply, visit Hampshire County Council's Free Meals portal.
Support with Childcare
If you are under 20 years old, the Government's 'Care to Learn' scheme can help with childcare costs while you study.
Depending on each learner’s financial situation, we can provide fully funded/discounted travel passes.
You can plan your journey to and from college on the travel company’s websites.
Catering learner books place in Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge final
Level 3 Advanced Professional Catering learner Rishiram Chaudhary has emerged victorious in his Main Course competition heat to reach the final of the Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge. The final will be hosted in March at the Excel centre in London. Rishiram’s success caps off a competitive opening heat hosted at our own East Avenue restaurant. Students from both Eastleigh College and Highbury College took part, tasked with creating a main course from scratch in fifty minutes, including preparing, cooking and presenting a two course plated dish.
Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic. A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.