Scholar Support

16-25 Railcard

What is it?

A railcard that offers you up to a third off train fares throughout Great Britain. It’s even valid on all Standard and First-Class Advance fares too. As the name implies it’s only available to those aged between 16 and 25 but you can use it after the age of 25 if you purchase a three-year ticket up until the day before your 24th birthday.

How much does it cost?

It costs just £30 per year, if you have an NUS card then you could get 12% of this price. Alternatively, you can buy a 3 year railcard for £70.

How to apply for one?

You can purchase this railcard from any staffed station ticket office, National Rail-licensed Travel Agent


Who are they?

The NUS are a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students’ unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.


TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts.

Choose from a 1-year card for just £12, a 2-year card for £22 or a 3-year card for only £32. Many discounts are online only so you can’t get them without your TOTUM card.

TOTUM has the best student discounts around that you can use online and in store.

Top brands include:

  • 10% off at the Co-op

  • 10% off ASOS

  • 25% off Odeon student priced tickets

  • Up to 40% off at Las Iguanas

  • 42,000 International Discounts

Financial Support

Child Benefit

Whilst on the ASE acadmey programme, Child Benefit continues to be paid to your parents/carers until you reach the age of 19, or in some cases 20. All applications should be made through your HM Revenue and Customs Child Benefit Office,

You may be asked to provide evidence that you are in Full Time education. If so, please contact the Academy Manager who will arrange for this to be provided.


Some scholars joining the academy, may be entitled to a bursary payment to support their time on programme.

The following bursaries may be available:

  • Discretionary Bursary: for learners aged 16-18, For those who live with a family whose income is less than £21,000 p/a. This bursary is intended to contribute towards essential course costs and the cost of travel to and from the academy.

  • Meal Support: this is a contribution of £2.50 per day towards meal costs.

  • Vulnerable Bursary: for learners aged 16-18 who are in care / care leavers or on Income Support / Universal Credit Payment in their own name or receiving Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment –


The Bursary application period usually opens early October,

More information will be provided to learners from their tutor at the appropriate time.

All bursaries will be back paid to when the learner starts their course.

All bursaries are dependent on attendance, good behaviour and work being submitted on time learner.

Failure to meet these requirements will result in a loss of payment.

Health Services

  • Eat well – Introducing a balanced diet through our academy care department

  • Healthy weights – screening and customizable support to ensure healthy weight

  • Exercise – Supporting the development and growth of scholars through our training programmes

  • Sleep and tiredness – Sleep provision monitoring to ensure active engagement and recovery

  • Sexual health – external support to advocate information regarding health

  • Alcohol support – awareness sessions to support healthy well-being and risk management

  • Quitting smoking –  Lifestyle awareness and skills sessions in place to assist student athletes

  • Mood - Mindfullness and well being sessions to encourage mood improvement

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