The Oldham College Bursary

The bursary fund is designed to help eligible students with costs associated with attending the College to study. This can include things like travel, books, equipment and meals, as well as childcare (see below for more information).

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from current students:

  • who are between 16-18 years of age with an annual household income below £35,000 or are aged 19+ with a yearly household income below £22,000.
  • Who are studying on an eligible course
  • Who have had their application for an Advanced Learner Loan Approved (if applicable)
  • Who are eligible to study in the UK

Students must also have a bank account in their own name, we are unable to make payments into anybody else’s account. For help opening a bank account, the Money Advice Service provides an article here

Do you need help with the cost of childcare?

If you have children and need to pay for childcare whilst you are in College the Bursary can help with this cost. You can choose the childcare provider but they must be Ofsted Registered.

To apply for support with the cost of childcare you will need to complete an Online Bursary Application and download the relevant Childcare Application Form below.

If you are a parent aged 16-19 you cannot apply for the College Bursary to help with your childcare costs, instead you will need to apply for the government Care to Learn Scheme. For more information, eligibility and how to apply visit;

Apply Online

If you need help completing your online application, contact a member of the Bursary Team on 0161 785 4147  or email

If you are unsure what evidence you need to upload to your online bursary application please take a look at the handy Evidence Guide here.

Download forms below:

Contact Details:

Tel: 0161 785 4147

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm

Disclaimer – All of the information above is accurate at the time of publication.