It's not just about whether it's a degree course or not, it's also about the type of College, my DS started a degree course in Audio Production at Liverpool SAE, in September 2012. The course is affliliated to Middlesex Uni, and so he will receive a degree from Middlesex Uni, (a publicly funded Uni), however the fact that SAE institute in Liverpool is classed as a private institute means the Welsh Assembly will provide no financial help whatsoever, in spite of the fact I had verbally checked and was given re-assurance he would be treated as every other Welsh student, by our local authority. I have tried all avenues looking for assistance with this, including correspondence with our Education Minister. So much for the Welsh Assembly assurance that "all" welsh students would receive support through higher education!
Which college is he going to, IDF? And will he be doing a degree course?
According to the RWCMD website, if you live in Wales and you're doing a degree course, you can get the same help as any other undergraduate. http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/other/fees_and_funding/undergraduate_funding.aspx Sorry, can't make it a hyperlink - cut and paste into the address box if you're interested. Also, it's worth checking with the college he'll be attending about possible bursaries/scholarships.