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Grants & Bursaries for Adult Learners
Adult learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training. Usually, you don’t have to pay this money back.
For most grants and bursaries you apply directly to the organisation that gives them out. They’ll have an application form and will be able to tell you if you qualify. You might also be able to get help with childcare costs while you study.
- Family Action provides information about education grants.
- The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust has grants for students of economic theory and history, industrial law and industrial relations.
- Medicine, Dentistry or Healthcare - you may get an NHS Bursary
- Social Work - you may get a Social Work Bursary
- Teaching - you can get help with the costs of Teacher Training
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