As far as I'm aware no matter how old you are your education at college will be free if you are on income support and the qualification you are doing is higher then the ones you have already got - so if you haven't got a qualification of that level then yes it will be free but as everyone says its all due to change soon thanks to our wonderful govt
There is some help available, but it is limited. The rules are also likely to be will also be changing again when Universal Credit comes in.
Your best bet is to identify the college you want to go to and then talk to their student support office. They will be able to give you much more detailed advice about if you will qualify for help on the course you want to do.
Hi im a single mum to a 22 month old, im wanting to go back to college to do health and social care course. Im 26 years old does anyone know if I get the education for free because im on income support, or can I even go back to college at my age?