College Congratulated for Successful Work

26th March 2007 10:49am - Return to press releases

East Riding College are taking part in a national publicity campaign to promote the Adult Learning Grant (ALG) Scheme.

The College has been recognised by the Department for Education & Skills (DfES) and the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) for their successful results during the pilot scheme.  One of the reasons for East Riding College?s success is their unique work in conjunction with the local job centres.

A Student aged 19 or over, studying on a full-time course, may earn up to ?11,500 per year, from a part-time job, and still be eligible to ?30 per week from the grant.  This grant enables students to study, gain a qualification, whilst working.

East Riding College student Craig Stewart, along with Lesley Culpan, Guidance Officer and Julie Rollin, Advisor from the Bridlington Job Centre have taken part in a short promotional video produced for the national launch.  Craig was no longer able to continue with his studies because his benefits had finished, but with the help of Lesley and Julie he is now able to receive an Adult Learning Grant and is looking for a part-time job, allowing him to continue studying.

Dennis Young, Guidance Services Manager said ?I am delighted the College has been recognised for their hard work and success.  We are proud to be taking part in the national launch for the Adult Learning Grant Scheme.  The Grant is so important to students and obviously makes a real difference enabling them to continue to with their studies and come off benefits?

If you are thinking of enrolling at the College for a September start and would like more information about the Adult Learners Grant please contact East Riding College, Beverley on 01482 306609 or Bridlington on 01262 458873.