Fees & discounts

You must pay when you enrol on your course, whether you get discounts or not. Fees shown are for tuition only, unless otherwise stated. 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 jobseekers

You can get full funding for your learning if you are not employed 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 another form of work-related state benefit
You may be asked to complete a self-declaration form or provide proof of receiving benefit before enrolment.

For other students

You can also get full funding if you are:

  • 16-18 on 31 August before your course starts
  • 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
  • 19–23 year old Level 4 ‘jumpers’ studying their first full Level 4 or above without having attained a first full Level 3 qualification
  • An individual studying their first full Level 3 qualification that has left the British Armed Forces after completing four or more years of service or have been medically discharged, due to an injury in active service, after completing basic training
  • An individual who has not reached GCSE level C or above in English and Maths and now enrolling on GCSE English and 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.

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 mainly to study a course of education
Other factors might affect whether you pay international fees – contact Enquiries and Admissions with all your questions on 01344 868600. 

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

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