Fees, Discounts & Refunds

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 2014/15 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.

Cancellations and refunds

Bracknell & Wokingham College Refund Policy Bracknell & Wokingham College receives income from a combination of Skills Funding Agency funding and tuition fees. The course offer is carefully planned according to the total income expected. Therefore once a place on a course has been purchased a refund will only be made in line with this policy. All requests for refunds should be forwarded in writing to the Student Services Manager, Bracknell & Wokingham College, Church Road, Bracknell, RG12 1DJ or by email study@bracknell.ac.uk.

Student request

If a request is made in writing to withdraw from a course more than 4 weeks before the course starts the student will receive a refund of the course fee less an administration fee. This fee is 10% with a minimum charge of £10 and a maximum of £250 per refunded course, covering administration costs and the loss of potential income to the college. Examination fees are non-refundable.

Cancelled courses

If we have to cancel a course and cannot offer a suitable alternative you will receive a full refund.

Single session cancellation

Where a single session is cancelled the college will either make up the lost session or ensure that all advertised course content will be covered.

Change to course date and time

Where a student cannot attend a course due to a change in the date(s) or time(s) by the college a full refund will be given.

Change of tutor

The college reserves the right to change course tutors and in these circumstances a refund would not be given.

Medical reasons

If a student withdraws from a course for medical reasons directly affecting course attendance the college will give a pro-rata credit note on production of a medical certificate less an administrative charge of £10.

Non-eligible requests

The following cases are not eligible for refunds:

  1. Moving out of the area or country
  2. Changes to employment commitments
  3. Holidays taken by the student during the period of the course
  4. Normal pregnancy

Get in contact

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

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