Here you will find details of fees relating to Further Education Courses, please note your age is determined as that on 31 August of the year in which you intend to start your course.
Students Aged Under 19
Both tuition and registration are FREE.
Students Aged 19 or Over
The costs of your learning may be met by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Some of the costs of your learning may be met out of the European Social Fund.
It can be difficult to calculate what you might need to pay so please do contact us and we will provide all the help and advice we can.
You do not have to pay tuition fees if you receive certain benefits or have certain personal circumstances. Please contact us for details of benefits which qualify. You may not have to pay tuition fees if you are under 25 and taking certain Level 2 qualifications and have not studied at this level or above before, eg the course you intend to take is covered by this support and, for Level 2 courses, you do not already have the equivalent of five GCSEs at Grade C or above.
Please contact us to find out if the course you are considering is covered under this support. There will be an additional charge for secondary (additional) qualifications included on full time programmes. If none of the above applies, you will need to pay tuition fees. Current fees are available as a download below, please contact us for any further information.
Fees under £200 are to be paid in full before starting the course, fees above £200 can be paid:
- In full before starting the course
- FE students are expected to pay a 25% deposit on their tuition fee at enrolment and set up a Direct Debit for no more than 8 instalments being; October to May. Date options are either the 10th or 20th of the month.
Please note, you may not be permitted to enrol if you have an outstanding debt with the College or you fail to pay the 25% deposit required.
For paying Accommodation fees, please refer to the Accommodation page.
Students whose employers or a third party have agreed to pay their fees will be required to produce a letter/purchase order from their employer or agent at the time of enrolment confirming they will cover the cost of their course.
All students who are 19 or over may need to pay their own registrations fees, even if they are entitled to some fee remission. Registration fees vary according to the course you take and are charged by the body that awards your qualification (eg NPTC, BTEC etc). These fees are payable only once, before the start of your course. If you are aged 25 or over and on a Level 3 course, please contact us to check eligibility for funding, as funding is only available under certain circumstances.
Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships
Tuition is normally FREE if you are under 24, living in England and not already in full-time education. However, 19-24 year olds will have to pay awarding body fees. Over 24 year olds wishing to take an advanced apprenticeship need to contact us to discuss eligibility for funding as this depends on personal circumstances. Your age is determined as that at the time of commencing the course.