Fee Update for 2017/18 - Instalment Plans
The College has implemented a revised Fee Policy that will affect those new learners who will join us in September 2016 and assessed as having to pay fees.
The main changes are as follows:
- To be eligible for instalments the course fee must be £300 and over
- The learner will be required to pay a 20% deposit at the point of enrolment with the remaining balance paid over a maximum of 6 consecutive monthly payments, or where the course is shorter than this, at least 6 weeks before the expected end date of the course
- Documentation (i.e bank statement) providing evidence of bank details must be presented at the time of enrolment in order to set up direct debit payments. Direct debits can only be made from a bank account with a UK sort code.
Note: Adult learners who are on a Level 3 or 4 course and elect to pay course fees by means of an Advanced Learning Loan are not affected by this change.
If you are aged 16 to 18 your course will be free. If you are 19 or above, what you pay in course fees will depend on your personal circumstances.The cost for each course is determined by a fee codes. If you don't know the fee code of a course you want to study, it can be found on the course web page.
Fee code: A
Many of our courses are in this category and are free to anybody aged 16 to 18. Those aged 19 and over may still be entitled to free financial help depending on their personal circumstances (see the table below). If you do not qualify for financial help, course fees will apply.
Fee code: C (Level 2 courses if you're aged 19 - 23)
If you are aged 19-23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs at grades A-C; a BTEC First Diploma; an Intermediate GNVQ; NVQ 2 or equivalent) or higher, you may not have to pay course fees. Guidance is available from the College.
Fee code: D (Full Cost Recovery)
All learners must pay the course fees.
Fee code: G (Level 3 courses if you're aged 19 - 23)
If you are aged 19-23 and do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification or higher, you may not have to pay tuition fees.
Fee code: HE (Higher Education)
If you are applying for an HND, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc top-up degree, please visit our Higher Education application pages for more information.
Fee code: APP (Apprenticeships)
If you are aged between 16 and 18, you will not pay tuition fees for your Apprenticeship. If you’re 19 or over, your employer will need to contribute towards the cost of your Apprenticeship (on a yearly basis).
|Course Level+||Aged 16-18||Free if you're aged 19-23 and receiving...||Free if you're aged 24+ and receiving...|
|Entry or Level 1||Free||
Advanced Learning Loans
The government has changed funding arrangements for learners aged 19 and over who are studying Level 3 and above further education qualifications. Advanced Learning Loans will give learners in further education access to financial support for tuition costs.
If you have any queries with regards to the Advanced Learning Loan please contact the Student Information Centre on 01227 811188 or email us here
|Learners aged 19 – 23 and studying towards their first Full Level 3 qualification may have their course paid for.|