Fees and Funding

College tuition fees for UK & EU students 2016/17

Please view details of our college tuition fees for 2016/17 here.

You will not have to pay tuition fees if you fall into one of the categories below at the time you enrol on your course; you must also meet the necessary residency criteria and your course has to be eligible for government funding (PLEASE NOTE that if a course is not eligible for government funding students will have to pay the full cost of the course):

Eligible level 1 & Level 2 courses

The following students will not have to pay tuition fees: 

  • Students aged 16 to 18 on 1st September 2016
  • Students aged 19 to 23 on 1st September 2016, who do not already have a full level 2 qualification e.g. 5 GCSEs at grade C and above, or grade 4 and above
  • Students in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)*
  • Students in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the work-related activity group (WRAG)*
  • Students in receipt of Universal Credit, earning either less than 16 times the National Minimum wage per week or £330 a month, and are determined by Jobcentre Plus as being in one of the following groups*:
    • All Work Related Requirements Group
    • Work Preparation Group
    • Work Focused Interview Group
  • Students who receive other state benefits and earn either less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week or £330 a month; and want to enter employment and need skills training to do so*
  • Students in custody who are released on temporary licence and not funded through OLASS

* The state benefit being claimed must be in the name of the student

Eligible level 3 courses

The following students will not have to pay tuition fees (*see below for exemptions):

  • Students aged 16 to 18 on 1st September 2016
  • Students aged 19 to 23 on 1st September 2016, who do not already have a full level 3 qualification e.g. 2 A Levels* 

*This does not apply to the following non-fundable courses:

  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
  • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma Health & Social Care
  • FDQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery
  • CACHE Level 3 Award Health & Social Care

Frequently asked questions

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