16 to 18s
Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.
If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.
If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.
If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email email@example.com who will be able to explain the options available.
Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.