Learner and Learning Support
Funding is available to support learners in cases where it is recognised that additional support is needed for access to courses or to support continued attendance on a course.
Learner Support relates to discretionary support for learners to enhance their skills, competence or personal development, so as to contribute to their future training, education, employability or self-employment, e.g. transport, assistance towards crèche facilities. This can only be offered to learners in financial hardship. In all cases expenditure must be supported by receipts. Claims for crèche costs must be supported by a copy of the crèche register showing the child’s name and the name of the learner in receipt of learner support.
Learning Support refers to arrangements required to provide direct support for learning by individual learners, over and above that which is normally provided. This may arise from a learning difficulty or from literacy, numeracy or language support needs, e.g. specialist computer keyboard or mouse for a disabled learner; specialist software for a blind student or specialist advice to enable progression. In all cases equipment will remain the property of Hampshire County Council supported by proof of purchase.
The funding will be allocated on an individual learner basis.
Providers will be able to request funding through an application form to outline specific details of the support required.