There's lots of financial help available to you. It all depends on a number of factors, so first you need to establish if your course is classed as a higher education (HE) or a further education (FE) course.
Higher Education courses include: Foundation Degrees, Higher Diplomas and Certificates, Degrees and Masters Degrees.
Further Education courses include: GCSE's, AS and A level courses, NVQ courses at Level 1, 2 or 3, First and National Diplomas and National Certificates, Subsidiary and Extended Diplomas.
Other factors which affect the financial support for both FE and HE students include: