LLDD: financial support for learners

Guidance for colleges and training organisations about financial support for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.


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Investing in further education and skills training for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (learners with LDD) is an important part of the support the government provides to help individuals maximise their potential and gain employment.

This means ensuring the right level of support is available to remove barriers to education and training and to aid progression to higher levels of training.

Learning Support – 2013 to 2014

In 2013 to 2014 learning support will be available to all providers, with an adult skills budget, to help any eligible learner who has an identified learning difficulty or disability, or both, to achieve their learning goals, regardless of the learner’s background and relative disadvantage.

Learners funded by 24+ advanced learning loans will be able to get learning support from the loans bursary fund. Please see the learning support section of the funding rules.

Learning support changes from the academic year 2013 to 2014 contains detailed information on the scope of the new fund and how it works, including allocations, claiming, performance reviews and assurance requirements.