If you’re an early years or child care sector apprentice you may not be aware that the government has an Apprenticeship Bursary Scheme that potentially entitles you to up to £3000.
The scheme was launched last year to encourage higher qualified candidates to pursue a career working with young children.
The first 200 people to apply will receive bursaries of £3000. The remaining applicants will receive £1500, so even if you’re not amongst the first, you’ll still get something. There’s also a further £300 training allowance up for grabs.
To qualify, you’ll need to be have started employment as an apprentice after 1 June 2013, and be training for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
You’ll also need to have achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English and maths before you started your job, and have been in employment as an advanced apprentice for at least 3 months.
However, the offer is only available until 31 August, so you’ll need to apply quickly.
For more information, go to the official GOV.UK page.