Course Fees

Tuition fees need to be paid by you or your employer unless you are eligible for fees remission (free fees). Where a course is for more than one academic year, tuition fees are payable each year.
Where a course is for more than one academic year, and an HE course then tuition fees are payable each year. All other multi-year courses will need to be paid in a maximum of 12 instalments or before the end date of your course, whichever is earliest.

Some courses do require you to buy equipment and this will be advised when you speak to Student Services. If your employer is paying your fees, please provide a letter from them stating that they will be responsible for all tuition and awarding body fees with an order number where required for invoicing.

Making a payment

Payment can be made by cash, by cheque, debit card or credit card and there are no charges for using your card to pay. The following cards can be accepted: Visa, Visa Debit and Mastercard. Easy payment terms are available.

The college offers an instalment plan if your course fees are over £150. The number of instalments available depends on the cost and the length of your course and you will be asked to leave a deposit. All fees must be paid one month before the course end date. Contact us for more information.

Please note that once enrolled on a course, all fees will be payable in line with the Groups Fees policy even if you withdraw from your course.

Amend your card details

If you have already paid for your course fees and need to amend your card details for an upcoming instalment, please use the following link: Update card details here

Advanced Learner Loan

Advanced Learner Loans are available for all Level 3 qualifications and technical Levels 4, 5 and 6 for learners ages 24 and above.

Learners aged 19 and above who already have a Level 3 qualification will also be able to access and Advanced Learner Loan for a further Level 3 qualification.

Loans are required to be repaid, however repayments are not required until you earn a certain amount.


  • Fee remission is only available for funded courses. There are a number of courses at all levels where fee remission is not available
  • Level 1 course fee remission does not include ESOL courses
  • Fee remission does not apply to HND/HNC/Cert of Ed and PGCE or Higher Education courses, however, these courses do qualify for instalment plans. For advice and to find out if you can get support with the cost of these courses, speak to Student Services
  • Fees and fee policy stated in this publication apply only to ‘Home Students’

Refund of tuition fees

Tuition fees are refundable in a small number of circumstances, for example if the course does not run or if you are unable to attend on medical grounds. Awarding body fees are not normally refundable as these are paid to a third party on your behalf.

Need to know more?

If you are unsure whether you will need to pay any fees, please contact Student Services.

You can phone 01709 362111, email or call in and see us.

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