Mature Students

At Wirral Met College, we appreciate there are different routes students take. We offer flexible higher education courses you can study part-time or full-time, making it possible to fit your education around your work or family commitments. 

Wirral Met College is committed to supporting all students. We offer a range of bursaries for eligible students aged 19+ studying Level 3 to Level 6:

  • Advanced Learner Loan Bursary
  • 19+ Learner Support Fund
  • Support Bursary of upto £500 per year for students with a household income below £25,000
  • Access and Progression Bursary of £500 per yearfor students with a household income between £25,001 and £42,600 and who have studied at Wirral Met College in the previous two years.

Eligibility criteria applies, and you may need to provide evidence of your situation. More information can be found here.

For Higher Education courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a full-time degree, foundation degree, HND/HNC, PGCE or Certificate in Education programme. For more information about Student Loans and Grants, visit the Student Loans Company.

Smaller class sizes mean our students receive more contact time with industry experienced tutors and receive outstanding student support.


Higher education is for all

Whether our students are returning to education after a break, studying for the first time or wanting to retrain for a new career, we welcome and encourage mature students from all backgrounds and ambitions.

We know that as a mature student it can be harder to balance your study, work and life commitments. Returning to education is a big decision, so it is important that you make the right choice when choosing a place to study.

Wirral Met College can support you. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a good study/life balance. This is achieved by ensuring that our courses are delivered over as few days as possible, giving students the chance to maximise their spare time for work, family or other commitments alongside achieving their qualification.

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