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Parental Support

Eligible students on full time pre-registration healthcare courses can claim a set amount of £2,000 per academic year. Students on part-time courses will receive a pro-rata amount. You’ll receive payments in 3 instalments with your Training Grant payments.

You're eligible for Parental Support if you have parental responsibility for a child who is either:

  • under the age of 15 years
  • under 17 years if the child is registered with special educational needs 

‘Parental responsibility’ means someone who is either a parent or has the same legal rights, duties, powers, and responsibilities as a parent for a child.

Parental Support will not affect your access to child support or other means of funding through your higher education provider or other sources.

How to apply

When you apply for the Training Grant through your NHS Learning Support account, you'll be able to apply for Parental Support at the same time.

You’ll need to upload a picture of your child’s birth certificate or passport when you apply.


You'll need to reapply for Parental Support at the start of each academic year if you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

You can watch a short video with information about Parental Support