Learner Support

Child Benefit

Whilst on the LFE Futsal Study programme, Child Benefit continues to be paid to your parents/carers until you reach the age of 19, or in some cases 20. All applications should be made through your HM Revenue and Customs Child Benefit Office, details of which can be found in the local telephone directory, or online. You may be asked to provide evidence that you are in Full Time education. If so, please contact the Lead Tutor at your club who will arrange for this to be provided.


Some learners joining the Futsal Study Programme, may be entitled to a bursary payment to support their time on programme.

The following bursaries may be available:

  • Discretionary Bursary: for learners aged 16-18, on August 31st of the year they apply for a bursary, who live with a family whose income is less than £21,000 p/a. This bursary is intended to contribute towards essential course costs and the cost of travel to and from the Club.
  • Meal Support: this is a contribution of £2.50 per day towards meal costs.
  • Vulnerable Bursary: for learners aged 16-18, on August 31st of the year they apply for a bursary, who are in care / care leavers or on Income Support / Universal Credit Payment in their own name or receiving Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment – LFE will pay £30 per week.

The Bursary application period usually opens early October, more information will be provided to learners from their club tutor at the appropriate time. All bursaries will be back paid to when the learner starts their course.

All bursaries are dependent on attendance, good behaviour and work being submitted on time learner. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a loss of payment.

All payments will be made to the Community Trust the learner is studying with, one month in arrears, it is the Trusts responsibility to distribute this money to individual learners via their preferred payment method.