Archibald welcomes the extension of the Care to Learn Scheme
Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the Department for the Economy’s decision to continue the “Care to Learn Scheme”.
The scheme provides financial assistance towards childcare costs for Further Education Students. Assistance of up £165 per week is available to students aged 16 to 20.
The scheme provides assistance to part time and full-time students who are registered on FE courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 5.
In response to DFE’s decision Spokesperson for Higher and Further Education Caoimhe Archibald stated:
“We welcome the decision to maintain the Care to Learn Scheme.
“This decision is particularly welcome at a time when childcare costs are higher than ever and when childcare provision is in short supply.
“The Department’s decision will therefore provide much-needed relief to parents wishing to study and upskill."