The fees stated are for the current academic year. If your course runs for two or more years you will be required to pay a tuition fee for each year of study. All fees are due at the time of your enrolment, including any examination/registration and materials fees. The fees quoted in the directory do not apply to 'overseas' status learners or those following Apprenticeship Programmes.
You can either pay by cash, cheque, Visa/MasterCard/Switch/Solo or by written authority from your employer accepting responsibility for your fees.
If you are enrolling on a course funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), you may be eligible for one of our fee concessions including:
Level 2 Entitlement (L2E)
No tuition or registration fees for learners aged 19 to 23 years old who do not have a full Level 2 qualification and are enrolling on an eligible full Level 2 course.
Level 3 Entitlement (L3E)
No tuition or registration fees for learners aged 19 to 23 years old who do not have a full Level 3 qualification and are enrolling on an eligible full Level 3 course.
Unemployed or on active benefits
If you are aged 19+ at the start of the current academic year and enrolling on an eligible Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course, no tuition fees are payable if you are in receipt of one of the following work related benefits: Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group). You will be required to provide documentary evidence at enrolment that you are in receipt of one of the above benefits. You will also be required to provide your National Insurance number for our records.
Low income learners
Learners in receipt of a low income may apply to Student Services for a partial remission of fees; remission rates vary between 25% and 100% depending on income level. In all cases students will still be required to pay the registration fee, as remission is not granted on registration fees.
Employer sponsored learners
If you have an employer or sponsor paying your fees please complete the Employer Authorisation Form and submit it at enrolment. For the convenience of employers, we can issue invoices for fees. If an employer accepts responsibility for the payment of an employee's fees, that responsibility remains even if the employee leaves the company before the account is paid.
Full Cost courses (FC)
No fee concessions are available on courses identified as full cost in the course information. This includes all University Level, or HE courses.
If your course leads to a recognised qualification you will be expected to enter for the examination, or be registered with the relevant awarding body to complete the course. Where appropriate, all exam/registration fees are charged on enrolment. Please note that exam/registration fees are payable by all students (except 16-18 year olds).
You must enrol in person to pay by instalments; the instalment scheme is operated through a third party - Oriel FlexEd.
The Scheme is available to students with fees to pay in excess of £250. A minimum deposit of 25% (33% for short courses) is required on enrolment followed by monthly card payments. The maximum monthly number of payments is 6 (but may be shorter for courses less than one academic year). If you wish to pay your fees by this method please ask for details at enrolment. There is an administration charge of £6 for each instalment you choose to pay over eg if you choose to make 6 payments by instalment the total charge will be £36. The administration fee is payable in full with the first instalment to Oriel FlexEd. Please note that should you withdraw from your studies, the fees remain payable.
Should you default on payment during the year you may be withdrawn from your course and further costs may be incurred in debt recovery.
1. Refunds will only be made by the College in the following circumstances:
2. Refunds are not given if you have withdrawn from a course after it has started.
3. Refunds of examination fees and registration fees will not be given in any circumstances. This does not apply to examination resit fees.
4. In exceptional personal circumstances, you may apply for a refund in writing to the Director of Student Experience. Each case will be considered on its merits. Appeals against any decision made should be sent in writing to the Principal. Any refund awarded will be subject to a £50 admin fee.
If the college has to cancel a course, all course fees will be refunded in full.