Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are free to everyone aged 16-18 (as at 31 August in the year in which the course starts), irrespective of the level of course to be studied.

If you are aged 19 or over, and studying a full-time level 1 or level 2 course, tuition fees are subject to funding allocation set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and have yet to be agreed. For information fees for 2018/19 ARE £1500 plus exam costs.

Costs for full-time level 3 courses and above will be considerably more, often running into several thousand pounds, but you can take out a loan for these courses. Click for more information about Advanced Learner Loans.

Fees for part-time course starting September 2018 are not available as yet. More details will be published here as soon as they are available.

Fee Remission:


Entry Level / Level 1 Fee Remission

16-18

No fee chargeable

19-23

No fee chargeable if needed for progression for a first full level 2 qualification (Not for English, Maths or ESOL courses)

Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits

Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG)

Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information)

-

Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^

Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment.

Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07

Otherwise full fee due

24+

Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits

Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG)

Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information)

-

Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^

Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment.

Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07

Otherwise full fee due

*Remission is subject to eligible qualification

^Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum

Level 2 Fee Remission

16-18

No fee chargeable

19-23

No fee chargeable if first full level 2 qualification

Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits

Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG)

Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information)

-

Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^

Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment.

Maths / English if not already got A*-C at GCSE

Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07

Otherwise full fee due

24+

Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits

Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG)

Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information)

-

Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^

Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment.

Maths / English if not already got A*-C at GCSE

Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07

Otherwise full fee due

*Remission is subject to eligible qualification

^Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum

Level 3 Fee Remission

16-18

No fee chargeable

19-23

No fee chargeable for first full level 3 qualification*

Otherwise full fee due

Advanced Learner Loan available on some courses (contact Student Support for more information)

24+

Full fee due

Advanced Learner Loan available on some courses (contact Student Support for more information)

*Remission is subject to eligible qualification

^Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum


Full Cost (Part Time) & Leisure Learning

Age 16-18

Not normally eligible

Age 19-23

Full fee due

Advanced Learner Loan is eligible for some part-time courses that are Level 3 and above (contact Student Support for more information)

Age 24+

Full fee due

Advanced Learner Loan is eligible for some part-time courses that are Level 3 and above (contact Student Support for more information)

*Remission is subject to eligible qualification

^Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum





Contact Student Support for more information.

If your fee is more than £600, you can pay by instalments. You pay 1/3 up front at enrolment, and sign a Direct Debit mandate for the remainder. You then pay the remainder over 5 months commencing 31 October (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) in equal instalments.

Overseas students (who have lived in the UK for less than 3 years) have to pay considerably higher fees. There are no instalment options for overseas fees.

Download our current Tuition Fees policy for 2018/19 for more information.

You can apply for a bursary to help with the costs of attending college – click here for more information
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