You will not have to pay for your course if

  • … you are a UK or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen and either:
    1. you were aged 19+ on August 31st 2015 and either are:
      1. unemployed and
        • … enrolling onto a level 2 (or lower) qualification and either:
          1. in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (WRAG)) or;
          2. in receipt of a state benefit.
      2. enrolling onto a literacy or numeracy qualification (excluding ‘English as a Second Language’ (ESOL) qualifications).
    2. you are aged 19-23 years old on the start date of the course and
      • … enrolling onto a course that is funded by the Skills Funding Agency (i.e. not full-cost, higher education or community) and
        • … the course is a level 3 (or lower) qualification and either:
          1. you intend to study this qualification to support your progression to your first full level 2 qualification or;
          2. this is your first full level 2 qualification or;
          3. this is your first full level 3 qualification.
    3. you are enrolling onto a community course and
      • … you have not reached the limit of community course enrolments per term and either:
        1. are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (WRAG)) or;
        2. are in receipt of universal credits or;
        3. are in receipt of income-based benefit or equivalent (e.g. Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit (guarantee credit only) or Council Tax Benefit (25% single occupancy discount does not apply)) or;
        4. you are an unwaged dependent of someone who is in one of the above categories.

If you do not fall into any of the above categories you will need to pay for your course. We offer a variety of instalment plans to help you with the cost of fees. Additionally, some of our level 3 courses are eligible for an advanced learning loan. For further information please contact us.

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