Fees & Financial Support

Adult Course Fee Information

Fees, Financial Assistance and How to Pay

Understanding course fees:

Course fees are listed against each course. Remission and loans are available depending upon your circumstances and the course you have chosen to study. Many of our students study for free, so if you are unsure please enquire and our Admissions Team will advise you.

Fees are paid annually for courses lasting more than one year. Fees shown in this guide for these courses relate to the first year, unless otherwise stated.

Please note, in exceptional circumstances fees may be subject to change.

How do I pay?

Course fees should be paid at enrolment by cash or card. We accept all major credit/debit cards (eg Mastercard, Visa, Switch, Delta). We do not accept American Express.

Fees for courses which are not eligible for remission or loans (do not have an *, + or s in the fees column), must be paid for in full at enrolment regardless of the amount.

All other fees that are £295 or above, and last a minimum of one term, can be paid in three instalments. Students will be required to pay the first instalment at enrolment.

If your employer is paying your course fees you must bring a letter of authorisation from them. We will then issue an invoice directly to your employer for payment.

Financial Assistance and Fee Concessions:

If you are worried about the costs of learning, there may be some financial assistance available to help towards study costs and other expenses.

Many of our students study for free or are eligible for loans (eligibility depends on the course you choose and your personal circumstances).

You will be given full advice and guidance on any support available to you at your admissions interview which will take place once you have made an application to the College.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are 19 or over you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans will cover the full course fee for some level 3 courses.

For additional information about advanced learning loans, please click here.

Use this table to identify if fee remission is available to you:

Is this you? Age at the start date of your course: Evidence you need to bring to enrolment.
Aged 19-23 Aged 24 or over
You are unemployed and claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Entry, level 1 and level 2 courses may be free for you. Entry, level 1 and level 2 courses may be free for you. Your national insurance number and we will ask you to sign declaration that you are actively seeking work.
You are unemployed, in receipt of other state benefits and are actively seeking work? Entry, level 1 and level 2 courses may be free for you. Entry, level 1 and level 2 courses may be free for you. Your national insurance number and we will ask you to sign declaration that you are actively seeking work.
You currently do not have a Level 2 or higher qualification? Entry, level 1 and level 2 courses may be free for you. If you are not unemployed and in receipt of benefits you may have to pay for your course. We will ask you to sign a self-declaration of your highest level of qualification attained prior to the start of this course.
You currently do not have a Level 3 or higher qualification Level 3 courses may be free for you. No up-front fees! You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Leaner Loan Aged 19/23 We will ask you to sign a self-declaration of your highest level of qualification attained prior to the start of this course.
You are studying a Level 3 course, regardless of your financial circumstances? No up-front fees! You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Leaner Loan No up-front fees! You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Leaner Loan You will need to bring your Advanced Learner Loan reference number.