FEES FOR FE LEVEL 3 AND ABOVE COURSES LEADING TO A QUALIFICATION 

Individuals aged 24 or older on the day they start their course will have the option to take out a student loan to fund their course or have to pay the higher fee if they wish to fund the course themselves.

Individuals aged 19 to 23 on the day they start their course, will have the option to take out a student loan to fund their course where the learner has already achieved at Level 3 or above. If the course is their first full level 3 qualification, then they will be eligible to receive fee remission.

Read about Advanced Learner Loan.

 

FEES FOR FE COURSES LEADING TO QUALIFICATIONS 

The course fee is shown next to the course listing. The fee includes accreditation costs.

Individuals aged 19 to 23 (excluding English, maths and ESOL)

Individuals aged 19 to 23 on the day they start their course, will:

  • Receive fee remission if they start the following courses:
    • A course to support progression to a first full Level 2
    • Courses, up to and including Level 2 for those who already have a full Level 2 if they are unemployed
    • Qualifications defined within the legal entitlement that are a first full Level 2 or first full Level 3
  • pay full fee if the learner has already achieved a Level 2 or above

 

Individuals aged 24 or older (excluding English, maths and ESOL)

Individuals aged 24 or older on the day they start their course, will:

  • receive fee remission on courses up to, and including, a notional Level 2, if they are unemployed.
  • pay full fee for courses up to, and including, a Level 2

 

English and Maths

Individuals aged 19 or older, who have not previously attained a GCSE grades A* to C in English and maths, as part of their legal entitlement will receive fee remission on the following qualifications.

  • GCSE English language or maths.
  • Functional Skills English or maths from entry to Level 2.
  • Stepping-stone qualifications (including components, where applicable) in English or maths approved by the Department for Education or SFA. These can be found on GOV.UK.

If a learner wants to ‘retake’ their GCSE English and maths because they did not achieve a grade 4 or above (C or above), we will not fund the learner to only resit the exam.

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Individuals aged 19 and over on the day they start their ESOL course, will:

  • receive fee remission where they are unemployed.
  • pay full fee if they are employed

 

CONCESSIONARY FEES FOR THOSE COURSES THAT ARE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTEREST

You can pay the concessionary fee if you receive a state benefit from Central or Local Government. To qualify for fee concessions you must enrol in person at the college and bring your means-tested benefit. This must be dated within 3 months of the course start date.