Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.
Cost Information for students aged 19 and over on the start date of their studies.
Students aged 19 and over may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.
Level 3 Entitlement: students aged 19-23 years old who are studying for their first qualification at Level 3 will be fully-funded, which means your tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees will be covered.
Advanced Learner Loans
Learners who are aged 19 and over and studying Level 3 - 6 Further Education and training programmes.
Advanced Learner Loans will give learners in further education access to financial support for tuition costs, similar to that which is available in Higher Education. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing a loan, from the Student Loans Company, that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £25,000.
Learners aged 19 and over will therefore have the option to either:
Pay the course fees themselves
Have an employer/sponsor pay the course fees for them
Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for the course fees
The Advanced Learner Loans are for anyone who is:
Aged 19 and above at the start of their course
Studying at Level 3 - 6 in Further Education and training
Resident in the UK
Has not previously had a loan to do the same type and level of qualification.
The loan is available irrespective of the learner’s current employment status and the loan will not be means tested or subject to any credit checks.