Options from the EFA guidance:
It is good practice to pay in-kind bursaries rather than cash where possible. This helps ensure that the bursary is spent for the reasons it was awarded. In-kind payments can include travel passes, vouchers or credits for meals, required books and required equipment.
ESFA does not expect bursary payments to be paid into another person’s account, except in exceptional circumstances where a student is unable to administer their own account.
Where institutions make in-kind payments to students in the defined vulnerable groups, they should explain the value of the payments and how these have been deducted from the £1,200 to the student.
You could also consider issuing the learner with a repaid bank card where appropriate.