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Document Parent Learning Allowance (PLA) rates for 2007 scheme students

This guidance is only applicable to you if the first year of your course began on or after 1 September 2007 and prior to 1 September 2012.

If you meet all eligibility criteria and apply for Dependants Allowance for any children, you will be automatically income assessed for Parent Learning Allowance (PLA) as well.

The current rates for full time students on an income assessed NHS funded course are as follows;
  • Up to £1,329
Part time students

The rate for a part time student will be a pro rata amount of the above figures based on the length of your course.

For courses which are normally three years full time, the part time equivalents are as follows:
  • 4 year course duration – paid at 75% of the full time rate
  • 5 year course duration – paid at 60% of the full time rate
  • 6 year course duration – paid at 50% of the full time rate
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