How to Apply

Shortly after you have enrolled, a unique application form will be sent to the email address you supplied at enrolment. If you do not receive this email, please email for a new link to be resent. Once you have completed the application, it will then outline what evidence you will need to bring and where to take it.

If you have a gross household income of £30,000 or below, you could be eligible for support with meals and travel at Leeds City College. This support is not available to students on a Higher Education course.

Support Information

Help with travel

  • Students will be assessed on their travel eligibility using the shortest walking distance on Google maps.
  • We are able to provide First (through mTicket codes or paper passes), Arriva, Transdev, and in exceptional cases, Metro.
  • Students will be provided with the most appropriate travel pass (First, Arriva, Transdev).
  • 19+ Students must live at least 1.5 miles based on the shortest walking distance from college to be eligible for travel support.

Help with meals

  • Students receiving LSF support for meals are entitled to a daily spend of £3.60 using the cashless meal system.
  • Students are eligible for meal support on every day that they are required to attend College.
  • Students will not be able to use their meal cards to purchase confectionery and drinks, and the support is in place for students to purchase meals with nutritional value. Drinking water will be made available.
  • Supermarket vouchers will be provided to students on work placement, including internships, to the value of £3.00 per day.

Help with Childcare

Further Education students who are 20 years of age or over, and meet the income eligibility for their course, can apply for assistance with childcare fees during their timetabled hours of study. A contribution of up to £7,000 to cover childcare costs may be made per student over the course of the academic year.

To apply for childcare support, complete the following steps:

  • Download the 2023/24 childcare application form on the link provided.
  • Arrange for the childcare quote form to be completed by your childcare provider. The childcare quote form must be submitted with the childcare application form.
  • Ensure that the childcare provider you are going to be using is registered with Leeds City College.
  • Please take your completed childcare application form, birth certificate or Child Tax Credit award notice with your income evidence to your curriculum admin team for checking.
  • If you can provide a completed childcare quote form at this stage then please do so, however, if you are unable to do so, you will be asked to submit your childcare quote form once your application has been assessed and your childcare has been provisionally approved.
  • The checklist on the front of the childcare application form must be signed off confirming that your application is complete before it can be submitted.

Please note, funding will not be agreed upon until you have returned the signed childcare agreement. The childcare agreement must be signed by both the student and the childcare provider.

The maximum contribution towards childcare per student per academic year is up to £7,000. The daily cap is now £55 and the cap on a morning or afternoon session is £30.

Childcare Application Forms

LCC form

HC form

KC form

Quote Forms

LCC Quote Form

HC Quote Form

KC Quote Form

For further details on the process for applying for childcare 2023-2024 please click here

Please also click here to see Childcare FAQs

Help with Kit and Equipment

The college may be able to help you with equipment you need to complete your course, this can include the loan of a digital device and help with connectivity. The college can also help with costs towards specialist course equipment and UCAS fees.


The college has a small Welfare Team.  They support students to overcome barriers that are impacting attendance, progression and achievement.  These could be issues such as money worries, housing problems,  loss of income and access to benefits. 

Advice is offered directly to students, or support is given to curriculum staff to help students with their issues. We also refer to external organisations for on-going support.

The team has a childcare adviser who provides targeted support to young parents, ensuring a smooth transition into college by helping find childcare places and manage relationships with childcare providers.

Advice and support are given on a range of social, economic and wellbeing issues to remove barriers to education and enrich the young parent’s experience of college.


Policies and Useful Resources

Information on fees and funding
is correct at the time of publication, however may be subject to change due to college and government policy decisions.


Students have the right to appeal a decision. This must be in writing to the Student Funds Manager within 21 days of receiving confirmation of an award or a rejection. The letter should set out the reasons for the appeal plus any further evidence to support the appeal. The decision of the Student Funds Manager will be given in writing within 14 days.

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