SCL Bursary Policy 23-24


SCL Group will support learners who meet eligibility and ‘Qualifying Conditions’ with travel costs based upon the criteria below for attendance of at least 85% per month for all elements of programmes including work placements: • Less than 30 minute walking distance (per google maps) – no support. It is considered that this distance is commutable on foot or on cycle. • More than 30 minutes walking distance (per google maps) up to £20 per day travel cost covered*. This is capped at £2880 per year. *Dependant on timetabled on site days. If cost of travel ticket is less than above, the actual ticket amount will be awarded. These amounts are subject to the overall bursary award. These guidelines may be amended on a discretionary basis to support learners with mobility issues or with disabilities. Travel costs will be supported through the purchase of appropriate travel tickets. Where this is not possible and where cash re-imbursement is required, the learner will need to provide clear evidence of the cost of travel in support of claims (e.g. train ticket, bus ticket, receipts, etc.). Where a learner is claiming mileage cost for use of their own vehicle in support of travel, where accepted this will be re-imbursed at a rate of 45p per mile. Due to the peripatetic nature of SCL Group Examination centres, travel expenses for examinations will automatically be awarded to any learner that qualifies for a bursary as they have already been assessed to have financial need in order to participate in education and examinations are a core part of that.


Applications for a Bursary must be made using the correct application form and should be submitted in full by as soon as is practicable. Bursary awards will be made on a first come first served basis for all courses, learners are therefore encouraged to complete their applications as a matter of urgency. The application must be signed by the learner.

In most cases applications for non-travel items will be processed within one month and applicants will be informed in writing of the decision.

Subject to meeting the condition requirements as detailed below, any payments will be made by BACS to a bank account in the name of the learner (only) on a monthly basis. The learner must have a valid bank account in their name unless there are exceptional reasons.

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