The Department for Education (DfE) requires all local authorities with responsibility for education to produce a skills plan for 16 to 19 year olds.
Bracknell Forest Education and Skills Plan 2012/13
The Bracknell Forest education and skills plan (PDF, 9302kb) sets out the priorities for the commissioning of learning provision for 16-19 year olds for academic year 2012-13. Under the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning (ASCL) Act 2009, Local Authorities have statutory responsibility to secure sufficient suitable education and training opportunities to meet the reasonable needs of all young people in their area.
16-19 Bursary Scheme
Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the new 16-19 bursary scheme.
Who is eligible?
Those learners most in need will be eligible for a bursary of £1200 a year. This includes young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
Other students facing financial difficulties may also be able to claim a bursary to help with costs of transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs.
How do I apply?
Applications are on a first come first serve basis and are subject to available funding. Please complete and return the application form (PDF, 158kb) to your school or college office. Application forms are also available from your school, college or training provider. Please contact your form tutor if you need help filling the form in.
Further details can be found on the Department for Education website.