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Karakusevic Carson Architects IT Course and Funding

Karakusevic Carson Architects specializes in meaningful engagement with residents and local communities when raising the standard of public housing design – currently we are doing works on Masefield House, Wordsworth House & Dickens House as part of the South Kilburn regeneration programme.

We often offer work experience, community fun days and free training to residents in the areas we work with.

Currently we are offering:
• a fully sponsored Information Technology and Computing course with includes a bursary of £1,000 per term.
£9,500 worth of refurbished IT hardware equipment such as laptops, desktops, tablets, printers, mobile phones and IT accessories.

The only requirement is being a local resident of Brent.

Attached is the PDF which goes into more detail and application forms if you know of anyone that may be interested, final applications should be in by 31/08/2022 or as soon as possible.

College funding

Personal Independence Payment

Young people over the age of 16 cannot claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Instead, you must apply for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP). You can claim PIP if your disability or health condition means that one or both of the following are true:

  • You need help looking after yourself
  • You have difficulty walking

16-19 Bursary Fund

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience

Discretionary Bursaries

Your school or college will have their own criteria for discretionary bursaries. They’ll look at your individual circumstances - this usually includes your family income.

Ask student services about their criteria and any evidence you’ll need.

You can apply to a discretionary bursary if you’re over 19 and either:

University funding

Tips for Disability Funding


  • Start with Disabled Students’ Allowances — DSAs are the main form of financial support for students with disabilities. Because the amount you receive is determined by individual need – rather than factors like household income – this should cover any extra costs that arise from your disability or condition.

  • Some funding providers might ask for your DSA assessment as part of your supporting evidence, or may not consider your application if you haven’t asked for this support.

  • Be transparent – you’re not legally obligated to disclose a disability, mental health condition, or long-term health condition to a university or college. But if you do, they can let you know about funding and special support you can access – this may sway your decision when you respond to offers.

  • Knowing this support exists can save you time and effort searching for funding elsewhere, as well as reassure you about your transition to student life, in general.

  • Know your expenses – having a firm grasp of your living and study costs – plus any extra costs as a result of your condition– will help when working out your student budget, including which money holes you need to fill.

  • Plus, a funding provider may want to know how you plan to use a grant or bursary they’re offering, when assessing your application – this might involve giving exact or rough figures for expenses.

  • Knowing what these are can save a lot of time, especially if you’re applying to many bursaries and grants.

It may also be worth having some pre-prepared questions for the open day - check out:

Hot tips for Open Day Questions


Work funding

Access to Work

  • Access to Work - What is it?
  • Access to work funding is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to support young people and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities into employment.
  • The funding is for equipment or additional support you may need so you can work. This could include a BSL interpreter, specialist furniture, a job coach and supporting you to get to and from work.
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