Financial Support

Fees and financial assistance

If you have difficulty meeting the cost of a course we may be able to help you.

Tuition Fee Remission

If one of the following applies to you, and you provide the necessary evidence at enrolment, then you will not have to pay tuition fees.*

  • You, or your partner, are in receipt of the new Working Tax Credit and have a household income of less than £15,050, subject to confirmation. Award Notice TC602 must be provided as evidence.
  • You are in receipt of another means tested benefit. Please note if you only receive the new Child Tax Credit you will not be eligible for Tuition Fee Remission.
  • You are unwaged and are dependent on someone in receipt of a means tested benefit.
  • You are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2010.
  • You are taking a programme where the learning aim is basic skills.
  • You are an asylum seeker in receipt of the equivalent of a means tested benefit.

Learner Support Fund

The College has a limited amount of money available to support students with their learning. You can apply for help towards the cost of books, materials, travel and childcare.

The Learner Support Fund is not solely there to help people on a means tested benefit. If you are on a low income you are likely to receive some assistance.

You will need to make an application to the fund and forms are available from College Reception. If at all possible you should make your application before you enrol and certainly well before the deadline for examination/assessment entries. If you have any questions or need help with completing the form we will be happy to help you.

Adult Learning Grant

An Adult Learning Grant (ALG) is a grant to help with the cost of learning and to make it easier for you to decide to study for a qualification.

You could get a grant of up to around £30 per week if you are studying around 12 hours a week to get your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you’re 19-30 years old.

For further information regarding your possible entitlement, please contact Adrienne McCrae on 01287 280250.

*Please note you will still have to pay the £5 registration fee unless you are aged 16-18 or enrolled on a free course.

The registration fee of £5 is payable just once in an academic year, no matter how many courses you take.

Fee remission does not cover examination fees but you may be able to obtain assistance with their cost from the College’s Learner Support Fund.

The Course Information Sheet includes information on course content, and material required and examination fees. Please contact us for a copy.