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Welcome > Adults > Financial support > Free study or discounted loans
Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for free or discounted study. Please see the criteria below to assess your eligibility.
Enrolling on an Entry level or Level 1 course and do not hold a Level 2 qualification or above - FREE
Enrolling on your first full Level 2 course - FREE
Wishing to study up to and including Level 2 and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, work related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit (earning less than £330 per month) - FREE
Wishing to study up to and including Level 2 and in receipt of a state benefit (earning less than £330 per month) and wishing to enter into employment - FREE
None of the above - Fees are payable
Aged 19-23 enrolling on your first Level 3 course - FREE
Level 3 learners who are 19+ with evidence of an EHCP - FREE
Aged 19 and above studying your second or subsequent Level 3 - fees are payable however you may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan
Aged 24 and above and wishing to study a full Level 3 or 4 - fees are payable however you may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan
Payment of fees
You will be asked to pay for your course when you enrol, however, if your course fee is being paid by a third party (e.g. your employer) you will be given the appropriate documentation at enrolment. Instalments do not apply when an employer is paying.
Where fees are payable, a student who does not comply with the payment policy, i.e. deposit not paid/missed payment may not be guaranteed a place on the course, but may still be contacted for payment.
For fees of £200 and above a 25% deposit is required on enrolment and the balance is to be paid by direct debit collection in three monthly instalments thereafter. A copy of the FE factsheet is attached here.
Confirmation of past results
If you are wishing to obtain a statement of past results, and have not been enrolled with the College for the present or previous academic year, a fee of £15 is required to cover the administration costs involved.
Refunds of fees
Where the College cancels a course, a refund will be provided.
A learner who is paying fees is able to withdraw from their course within 14 days of the enrolment date; this is known as the cooling off period.
A £15 administration fee is deducted for any refund processed after the cooling off period has passed.
Other refunds by application only.
Non-European Union students please contact our International team on 0191 226 6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for fee information.
Please contact the Apprenticeship team for further information on 0191 200 4781 or email email@example.com