Course Fees

16-18 school leavers

Tuition for full-time further education courses is free for most under 19 year olds, and if you’re aged 16 to 18 you may also get extra help towards the cost of college from our Learner Support Fund, depending on your family income. 

Aged 19+

There are fees attached to all courses but the good news is, depending on your family income, you may be entitled to help from college with fees, travel costs, childcare, or equipment needed for your course.

Your fees may be free if you are claiming certain benefits or are starting your first full level 2 or 3 course (conditions apply). However, you may have to pay exam and/or registration fees so please ask about this when applying to college.

Aged 24+

Advanced Learning Loans give students in further education access to financial support for tuition costs from the Student Loans Company, you will only start to repay the loan once you’ve completed the course and are earning over £21,000.

A loan is available to students studying a level 3 or level 4 course including A-levels, BTEC L3, NVQ Level 3, Access to HE courses and advanced and higher apprenticeships. If the loan is for an Access to Higher Education course and you subsequently go on to complete a higher education course you won’t have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.

Most learners aged 24 and over, studying at level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there is no credit check.

Don't forget, you can pay by instalment if your fees are over £50.

You may be entitled to have all or part of your course fees paid.  Click here to find out more about the college's fee waiver policy.

We have a dedicated Financial and Welfare Management team to provide Student Support contact