Full time course fees

The below information is based on applications for courses starting in September 2020. 

If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2020, a British or European Union resident and looking to study at Level 2 and Level 3, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees are FREE, except Access to Higher Education courses where a fee may be charged.

If you are aged 19 to 23 on 31 August 2020 and looking to study your first full-time Level 2 or Level 3 qualification, the tuition fee will be free. If you are aged 19 or above on 31 August 2020 and already have a Level 3 qualification or if you are aged 24 or over, you will need to pay a fee. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Leaner Loan. This will be dependent on the Level 3 programme you choose to study.

For further information view our full-time fees flow chart here.

Aged 19-23? Unemployed and seeking employment?

Then your course could be FREE!
You will be eligible if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this.

* (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, Housing Benefit, Council tax Benefit, Pension Credit, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2020. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Excludes all higher education courses.

Additional costs

For some of our study programmes, you may have to pay for certain things you need in order to successfully study your subject. These can include specialist textbooks, uniforms or equipment, as well as trips and visits that boost your understanding of your subject. You can find out if there are any additional costs by searching for your study programme via our course search and looking under the ‘Additional Information’ heading. Financial support may be available to help with these costs.