OPFS Survey Results: Single Parents and Further Education (2015)
Last updated: 21/02/2020
Why are so few single parents entering education? Our survey into single parents and further education threw up a few surprises.
Further education and training
Read our information about financial support for single parents can get from a college and from benefits while in further education.
Read our information about higher education help for single parent students from loan, grants and benefits whilst studying.
Childcare problems around studying appear to be practical, not financial, and the financial worries of prospective students were not experienced by those already studying.
These findings all indicate that there is a real need to get information to single parents regarding practical and financial support.
- Janice Turner, Student Funding Officer, West Lothian College