Dance and Drama Awards
Liverpool Theatre School is delighted to be a Dance and Drama Award provider. The Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) are scholarships funded by the EFA (Education Funding Agency) and students from the UK and EU may be eligible. These awards are offered by selected schools to the students displaying the most potential to succeed in the profession. Only students taking an approved Trinity College London qualification will be eligible to be considered for an award. The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships that are income assessed and may offer reduced tuition fees and support with living costs.
For the 2015 to 2016 academic year, the maximum income threshold for DaDA support will be increased from £70,000 to £90,000. Minor adjustments to the amount of support the scheme will provide to students who have household incomes of greater than £42,000 will also be made. This adjustment has been made in response to annual monitoring and feedback of the scheme. The changes will apply to new students in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
For further information about the awards and eligibility, please visit the DaDA website.
Please note students are unable to access student loans from Student Finance.
Advanced Learner Loans
Liverpool Theatre School is an approved provider of Advanced Learner Loans.
If you're aged 19 or over and want to study on the Diploma in professional acting or Diploma in professional musical theatre Level 6 course, then you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your course. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check.
Loans have to be paid back, but repayments are linked to what you earn and not how much you borrowed. Repayments don’t start until the April following the completion of your course and you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn more than £21,000 a year. Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary repayments at any time.
You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with your learning or living costs - eg childcare or accommodation expenses. You need to apply to your college or training provider directly for the Bursary Fund. You can apply as soon as you’ve received a letter confirming your Advanced Learning Loan. In most cases you don’t have to pay back money from the Bursary Fund.
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Liverpool Theatre School scholarships are available to assist with help towards the fees.
Local Education Authority Funding
For residents of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man there are currently some discretionary awards available.
You would need to live in those areas and apply to the relevant Local Education Authority.
Contact Charitable Trusts
Some charitable trusts have helped finance students in the past. A directory listing the various trusts and charities should be available at your local main library.