Whilst every care has been made to ensure that all information, fees and charges are accurately displayed on our website, we reserve the right to make alterations to reflect changes in our course offer, facilities, qualifications and concessions. Please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the latest information.

Do you have to pay fees?

Many students do not pay tuition fees because they are either:

  • Under 19 years and a British or an EU National, a refugee, an asylum seeker in receipt of Asylum Seeker's Support or in the care of Social Services, or you are a Child of a Diplomat then you won't have to pay any fees. You will need to provide evidence to support your status.
  • Studying on a FREE course
  • Eligible for concessionary fees.

See the Fee Concessions section below for more details.

Course Fees for 19+ students

The levels of fees and financial support are complex and subject to change. More detailed guidelines can be accessed from Student Services, by telephoning 01424 458465.

Please remember that fees are for 1 year only and fees for subsequent years will be required at the beginning of each academic year.

Fee Concessions

You may be eligible for a reduced fee if you fit into one of the categories below. 

  • If you are aged 16-18
  • If you are enrolling for a GCSE Maths/ English course
  • If you are studying your first FULL Level 2 qualification  
  • If you are studying your first FULL Level 3 or 4 qualification
  • If you are on JSA/ESA (WRAG)
  • If you are on beneifits but not JSA or ESA

For more information on the above criteria, please click here.

For more information about levels and qualifications please click here.

If you are aged 19+ and none of the above statements apply to you then you will have to pay fees (this includes Tuition, Exams registration, Materials and any other associated fees as appropriate).

If your fees are being paid by an employer or a sponsor; we will need to obtain confirmation of this in writing on headed paper. This letter must include a purchase order number, dated, stamped and approved by a member of your Accounts/Finance Department or an appropriate authoriser.

For further information regarding fees please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Full-cost courses

On some of our courses (mainly part-time and professional courses), no concessions apply and the full fee (which includes the college registration fee and any exam fees) must be paid at enrolment regardless of your age or status. This should be stated on the course factsheet. 

Payment of Fees

  • For courses lasting less than 15 weeks and any courses costing less than £200 (total of tuition and certification fees), you will be expected to pay for in full when you enrol. You can pay by cash, cheque or card.
  • For courses lasting at least 15 weeks and costing £200 or more, you can sign up for our instalment payment plan – please see Spreading the Cost section.
  • If your employer, sponsor, Student Loan Company or managing agent has agreed to pay for your course you will need to bring confirmation from them.

Spreading the cost

Payment in instalments is available for courses costing over £200 that last longer than 15 weeks. 

  • For course fees between £200-400, a deposit at enrolment of £100 is followed by three equal instalments during the course.
  • For course fees above £400, a deposit at enrolment of 25% is followed by three equal instalments during the course.
  • The instalments payments can either be taken on a credit or debit card that will still be in date on the third instalment payment date. 

If you would like to pay by instalments, at enrolment you will need to complete the fee payment form, which is available from Student Central.

Please note: Higher Education courses have a different payment plan. For more information click here.


Where the College cancels a course prior to its start date or alters the location or time, so that a student cannot attend, a full refund will be made. If a student needs to cancel their course, and does so in writing to Student Central a minimum of three weeks before the course start date, the College will make a full refund. If an individual or employer cancels less than three weeks before the start of the course, then the College operates a ‘no refund policy’. If a refund is requested on the grounds of quality, this should be sent in the first instance to the Quality Department at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial Support

Even if you don't have to pay tuition fees, covering the costs of being a student can sometimes be difficult.  We offer financial support for home students to help with the cost of travelling to college, books and materials. Contact the Student Adviser team on 01424 458465 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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