Please read this section carefully even if you have studied at the College before, to be sure you understand the fees that apply to your circumstances and your course.
The College is committed to enabling access to education for all learners. Our fee structure, course pricing and financial support package all underpin this commitment, whilst limiting the costs associated with additional bureaucracy.
A copy of your Fee Policy can be found here.
The College’s fee structure is split into the following three main categories:
This is the standard fee for each course.
Freedom Pass holders may claim a 20% discount on eligible day time courses.
This is a discount of 70% or 100% that can be claimed by learners in the following groups:
Current acceptable evidence of entitlement to reduced or concessionary fees must be produced at the time you enrol. It is your responsibility to inform us if your financial circumstances subsequently change.
Depending on course we may ask you to show us one of the following if you are not working:
|Benefit Type||Type of Evidence Required|
|Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)||Award Letter or recent Bank Statement showing payment within the last 3 months at the time of enrolment.|
|Employment Support Allowance (ESA)||Award Letter or recent Bank Statement showing payment within the last 3 months at the time of enrolment.|
|Universal Credit (UC)||Monthly Payment Breakdown printouts for within the last 3 months at the time of enrolment.|
|Asylum Seeker||NAS Card or Residence Permit|
Again depending on the course you may get Fee Remission if you are working and earning below £338 a month for Single Person & £541 a month for Joint Claimant and receiving any of the benefits below – so we may ask you to show one of the following.
|Benefit Type||Type of Evidence Required|
|Income Support (IS)||Award Letter or recent Bank Statement showing payment within the last 3 months at the time of enrolment.|
|Pension Credit (PC)|
|Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Pay (PIP)|
|Council Tax Reduction|
Finally depending on your course details you may get Fee Remission if your annual salary is below £20,962 – so we may ask you to show one of the following:
|Type of Evidence Required|
|2019-2020 Tax Credit Document (WTC)||All Pages required of current year award|
|Evidence of income||Payslips or Bank Statement showing payment within the last 3 months at the time of enrolment|
The above is not an exhaustive list of acceptable evidence. If you have any questions about whether your evidence is acceptable, please contact Learner Services at email@example.com or give us a call on 020 7255 4700 before coming to enrol.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for learners aged over 19 on 31 August 2020 studying courses at Level 3 and above. Loans are provided for the Student Finance England and can be used to pay for all our part of your course fees. More information can be found at Student Finance England or from our Learner Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses that are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan are:
All course fees must be paid at the time of enrolment to secure your place on the course, or you must agree to pay in instalments by direct debit. You may be eligible for financial support; please ask a member of the Learner Services team for further information.
If your course fees are over £250, you may spread your payments over a maximum of 6 months. There is no interest or arrangement fee but payment must be by direct debit from a UK bank account. If you fail to meet a direct debit payment when it falls due and is claimed by the College or if you cancel the course after it has started, then the full outstanding balance of your fees will fall due for immediate payment. Non-payment of this balance may result in your exclusion from the course and the College.
For the vast majority of courses, the course fee quoted is all that you will have to pay. Where courses include excursions or trips, then these will incur additional fees which will be charged at cost. Where this is likely to apply it is included in the course description in the course guide or online.
In almost all cases, the course fees cover the tools you require for the course, exam entry fees and the basic or initial materials you need. For courses with particularly high materials costs or where you wish to undertake an exceptionally large project within the course, the further materials you require will be supplied by the College at additional cost to you or you may be asked to source them yourself from an outside supplier. For courses where this is applicable, it is explained in the course description in the course guide or online. If you are in any doubt, please contact our Learner Services team at email@example.com for further detail and clarification.
The College is only able to use the Government funding it receives for learners who have been resident in the UK or elsewhere in the European Economic Area (EEA).
If you are a non UK/EU/EEA citizen, then we will be able to accept the following evidence to process your enrolment:
|Residency Status||Evidence Required|
|Husband/Wife/Civil Partner or Child with rights to live in the UK||Passport, Travel Document OR Residence Permit of Learner AND Passport, Travel Document OR Residence Permit of Family Member|
|Leave Outside of the rules||Passport OR Residence Permit with Visa Status stating Leave Outside the Rules|
|Join Family Member or EEA Family Member with Rights to live in the UK.||Passport OR Residence Permit of Learner & Family Member Passport|
|Discretionary/Exceptional/Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain.||Passport OR Residence Permit|
|Refugee Status.||Travel Document or Residence Permit|
|Humanitarian Protection.||Passport OR Residence Permit|
|Asylum Seeker – in UK for 6 Months.||NAS Card OR Residence Permit|
|Refused Asylum Seeker with no Home Office Decision in 6 months.||NAS Card OR Residence Permit AND Appeal Letter.|
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to provide evidence to support your Residency Status or your Visa type is not listed here or if it expires before July 2020, you may be charged international student fees.
If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) you will be charged fees equivalent to £12.50 per hour of study plus any other applicable fees.
Fees must be paid in pounds sterling and be paid in full before the start of your course. No concessions are available for overseas learners.
Disclaimer: Please note we reserve the right to change fees and to cancel courses in response to funding changes and learner numbers. We regret that if a course does not reach its minimum number we will close the course but we will refund your fees.
The College will endeavour to deliver all the courses advertised in the course guide and to avoid cancellations. However, if the College does find it necessary to cancel or close a course for any reason, then all fees paid by learners on that course will be refunded in full.
If you choose to withdraw from a course on which you have enrolled, two weeks or more before the date of the first scheduled class, then any fees paid by you will be refunded, subject to deduction of a £15 administration fee.
If you choose to withdraw from a course on which you have enrolled less than two weeks before the date of the first scheduled class, then you will be able to claim a refund of 50% of the fees paid or due for the course, subject to a minimum retention by the College of £15.
If you choose to withdraw from a course on or after the date of the first class then no refund will be made under any circumstances and you will also remain liable for all fees assessed but not yet paid. It is a condition of your enrolment that you agree to this refund policy and your signature on your learning agreement is evidence of such agreement.
If the College agrees to you transferring from one course to another course, then the fees paid on your first course will be transferred to your new course. If the new course has higher fees then the balance must be paid in full, or a new instalment plan agreed if applicable, before your transfer can be completed. If the new course has lower fees, then no refund will be made.
The College reserves the right to refer unpaid fees to a debt collection service for follow up and/or to record the non-payment with credit reference agencies. The College or the debt collection service may also pursue unpaid fees through the courts.