NCT and the University of Worcester offer a number of bursaries or grants to help manage the costs of your course. We also offer the opportunity to spread the cost by paying by instalments. You may also qualify for travel support.
Student finance and loans
You may be eligible for student finance or a loan from the UK government, even if you've studied before. Loans help to pay for tuition fees as well as maintenance costs and are available to both full-time and part-time students.
Visit the Gov.UK Student Finance website to see what you're eligible for and how to apply.
University of Worcester scholarships
The University of Worcester offers a number of scholarships to help cover the cost of your course. You can even apply for some even if you already receive or will be receiving student finance for your course.
Visit the University of Worcester scholarships page to see what you're eligible for and how to apply.
University of Worcester Access to Learning Fund
This is a non-refundable grant from £100 to £3,500, for those who may be mature students, are on low incomes or who have children. Other circumstances may also be considered.
Visit the University of Worcester Access to Learning page to see if you're eligible and how to apply.
NCT bursaries and grants for 2017
We offer a number of generous bursaries and grants to help you with the cost of your course. You can apply for more than one and depending on your circumstances, we could cover up to 70% of your tuition fees.
NCT and University of Worcester will subsidise the Birth and Beyond Foundation Degree students who are not able to access government student finance. We have a generous non-repayable grant of £2,000 for full-time students, and £1,000 for part-time. University of Worcester also has a hardship fund available.
We also have bursaries available to those who are not eligible for student finance, that together with the grant, will fund of up to 70% of fees available if you:
- have volunteered for NCT in a significant role
- trained and volunteered as a peer supporter
- have a household income below £60,000 p.a., or
- reside in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (Swansea and Cardiff only).
We also offer bursaries to students who will train to work in an area where NCT has a shortage of antenatal, breastfeeding or postnatal practitioners, you can find out more by simply contacting our admissions team.
To find out how much the fees are and how much NCT grants and bursaries could help you please see the table below.
|No student finance?
You pay per year...
|NCT/UW grant||Bursary value||Full fee per year
if eligible for student finance
|Full-time||£2,100 - £4,890||£2,000||Up to £2,790||£6,890|
|Part-time||£1,100 - £2,612||£1,000||Up to £1,512||£3,612|
Fee, grant and bursary figures provided are for the academic year 2017/18, and are subject to change.
To learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process or if you have any further questions about the grants and bursaries we offer, ask us using the course enquiry form.
You can also apply for financial support to help cover the cost of travel to and from your NCT College study days. For further information on travel support please contact us using the course enquiry form.
Other sources of funding
Maintenance grants are non-repayable and give support with everyday expenses such as accommodation and food and are administered by the Student Loans Company.
Childcare grants are non-repayable and designed for support of full-time students with dependent children.
You can also get advice on how to find funding on the Student Cash Point website.