Care Leavers Local Offer

3. Education, training and employment

We want you to succeed in your education, training and employment. We will ask you how you are doing and be ready to celebrate your achievements with you.

We will offer you:

  • careers information and advice

  • if you attend University, a bursary of £2,000 to help with the cost of books and materials

  • care leavers are a priority group or the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which means that if you are in a Further Education college you can get paid up to £1,200 a year to support you during your college course

  • support to meet your transport costs when travelling to training, school/college, apprenticeships or job interviews.

  • support to buy tools, equipment, essential clothing, and books.

  • support if you choose to go to university, such as helping you obtain tuition fees and maintenance loans, travel costs at the start and end of term, and making sure you have somewhere to live during the holidays. We will help you choose the right course and university that matches your talents and interests.

  • opportunities for work experience, apprenticeships and employment within the council.

  • the chance to attend and help organise celebration events when young people achieve education, training and employment milestones.

Download our Education Training and Employment leaflet (PDF 52Kb)