Free Course Entitlement
You are entitled to your first full Level 2 qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSEs A* - C, or an NVQ or First Diploma) free of charge if you are aged 19-23 years.
If you are aged between 19 and 23 and do not have a full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A levels, a National Award, Certificate or Diploma, an Access to HE or NVQ 3) then you are entitled to take your first full SFA funded Level 3 qualification free of charge.
Skills for Life courses, eg Literacy and Numeracy are completely free of charge for everyone. GCSE English and Maths are free of charge for anyone who has not achieved a C or above in those subjects.
Payment by Instalment
For courses in excess of £100 an instalment option may be arranged. In order to spread the costs of fees the College operates a monthly instalment plan for full-time courses and part-time courses spanning more than 30 weeks and costing in excess of £450. For such courses one tenth of the total tuition fee is payable at enrolment with the remaining costs spread between October and June in equal payments.
For all other courses costing £100 or more students pay 30% on enrolment and then up to seven monthly instalments at a minimum of £20. All instalments must be paid before the course is completed.
NOTE: Should a student withdraw before the end of the course the full costs of tuition remain payable and this is a condition of the credit agreement.