Funding for education 16 -19

You will not generally need to pay for your education costs at a state sixth form or a local further education college.


Your local authority may offer help with travel costs – you can check out what is available in your local area here if you live in England or Wales.

Other costs

Depending on your circumstances, you might have other costs.  Help may be available:


If you do a formal apprenticeship, you will get paid for the time you are at work. The current National Minimum Wage rates for apprentices can be found here. If you are aged 16 to 18, there is also funding for 100% of your course costs.

You might also be interested in our pages on:

Choosing the right subjects for 16+
Plan your future
Choosing the right place to study 16+
Your future
Making the most of education – looking beyond 18
Get a job
Discover the joys of work