Fees & discounts

The fee shown against the course on the college web site should be paid at the time of enrolment, unless you are entitled to have the fees waived.  Your place on the course can only be confirmed when payment has been received or you have produced the required evidence to support the waiver of your fees. In the latter case please contact our Enquiries & Admissions team to enrol, do not enrol online as you will be charged the full fee.

. You may need to pay other costs depending on your course, for example:

  • Exams
  • Professional body registration/membership
  • Books/materials

We have shown these in the course details on the website where possible.


Reduced tuition fees

If you want to claim any of these discounts you must contact our Enquiries & Admissions team to enrol, do not enrol online as you will be charged the full fee.


For unemployed learners

You can get full funding for your learning if you are unemployed and need training in order to improve your chances of getting a job AND are:

  • On Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) – including JSA National Insurance Credit only.
  • On Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
  • Receiving Universal Credit, earning less than 16 times the applicable National Minimum Wage per week, and are determined by Job Centre Plus as being in one of these groups – Work Related Requirements Group, Work Preparation Group or Work-Focused Interview Group.  
  • Receiving another form of state benefit e.g. income support, and earn less than 16 times the applicable National Minimum Wage per week and the subject you wish to study would be directly relevant to your future employment prospects.  You will be asked to complete a self-declaration form and provide proof of receiving benefit to secure your enrolment. 

For other learners

You can also get full funding if you are:

  • 16-18 on 31 August in the academic year in which your course start
  • 19–23 years of age and studying for your first full Level 2 qualification
  • 19–23 years of age and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification
  • An individual who has not reached GCSE level C or above (new grade 4 & above) in English or Maths and is now enrolling on GCSE English and/or Maths

You may have to pay exam, materials or other fees.


Community learning places for free

A limited number of places on many leisure courses are available to students at either a minimal fee - 10% of the advertised fee – or free if the advertised fee is less than £40. To qualify for this reduced fee, you will need to produce evidence of one of the following:
  • Being on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Being on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Receiving pension credits
  • Receiving another form of work-related state benefit

You will need to produce recent evidence of benefit. Only a limited number of places are on offer each term. Qualifying students are limited to two places under this offer during 2016/17 and regular attendance will be expected.


Help With Fees

If you are not eligible for full funding, financial assistance may be available to help cover material costs, exam fees, childcare costs (from 20 years old) and in exceptional circumstances course fees. Financial help is available for students who meet the eligibility requirements of our funders. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive support.


International fees

Will you pay international fees? If you are an international student the fees shown in this prospectus do not apply to you; please contact Enquiries and Admissions before enrolling on 01344 868600.

You might have to pay international fees if:
  • You have not lived in the UK or EU for all of the three years (excluding short trips abroad) before the start of your course. This includes British passport holders
  • You have lived in the UK for all of the three years before the first day of your course, but for mainly educational purposes. Applies to non EU citizens only. 
Other factors might affect whether you pay international fees – contact Enquiries and Admissions with all your questions on 01344 868600. 

Get in contact

Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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