Home › Forums › Data issues › Learner Support Guidance This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by steveh 2 months, 1 week ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts KeefParticipant The AEB Funding & Performance Management Rules state – 245. You must not use learner support funds for any of the following. 245.1 essential equipment or facilities if the learner is eligible to full funding . However, these learners can get support funding for childcare, transport and residential costs 246. You can use hardship funds for the following. 246.1 course-related costs, including course trips, books and equipment ( where costs are not included in the funding rate ) Does this mean that Fully funded students in Hardship could be supported for Protective footwear in construction, knife sets in catering etc. ? What if students are co-funded ? How do we know what is included in the funding rate ? Thanks April 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm #364186 stevehParticipant Hi Keef Traditionally it’s anything *essential* to do the course, so if they can’t do the course without knives then you can’t use learner support for it, they just have to have them. If it’s a slightly nicer/more extensive set of knives that you *recommend* people have, then that’s a different matter… April 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm #364201 Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.