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KMC Statement on the use of the 16-19 Tuition Fund – December 2020 

As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and detailed in their document “16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund” we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Kingston Maurward College.

This funding will be used to provide personalised support through the purchase of ‘Century’.  Made specifically to support learners to make rapid progress in English and maths, CENTURY is the tried and tested intelligent intervention tool that combines learning science, AI and neuroscience. Alongside this we will provide small group tuition, additional tutorial sessions and pastoral support, for eligible 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted by the Covid19 lockdown. Eligible students will be those identified by the Government as disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Those students who did not achieve a GCSE grade 4 in English or maths by age 16 will be prioritised. The aim is to support skills development, knowledge and understanding to enable good progress and positive destinations. In some cases, it will provide additional tutorial support and be used to fund targeted pastoral support to ensure the wellbeing of students.

Courses which lead to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August
in the academic year you start your course. However, there may be some additional costs for
clothing/kit and trips depending on your course. If you can prove that you meet one of the following
criteria, you can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food,
equipment or childcare:

  • Your household level of income is under £23,000 per year
  • You are in care or a ‘care leaver’
  • You are receiving Income Support/Universal Credit
  • You are receiving Employment Support Allowance in the Work-Related Activity Group

Students aged 19 and over will be liable for tuition fees unless they are eligible for fee remission. Please contact
student admissions for more details: fulltimecourses@kmc.ac.uk | 01305 215236

Fee remission is currently available to most UK/EEA citizens aged 19+ if you:

  • Do not already have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs A-C or 9-4)
  • Do not already have a full Level 3 qualification (two A Levels or equivalent)
  • Receive Employment and Support Allowance in the Work-Related Activity Group
  • Receive one of the following state benefits: Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support
    or have a household income of less than £15,736.50

Those applying for Level 3 courses will be able to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan. These loans
are non-means-tested and you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn more than £25,000 a
year. For further details visit www.gov.uk

Are you an international student?

International students are considered as those who are applying from outside the EU and EEA
(except Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway). International students will need to pass the new Tier 4
maintenance test where they will need to show that they have the full amount of the cost of their
chosen course in their bank account at least 28 days before applying for their visa. Further
information, forms and how to complete them can be found at www.gov.uk/browse/visas-
immigration/student-visas.

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