Fee Information

Our courses are subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency and, in some cases, there is no tuition fee to pay. If you would like more information, please see our Fees Policy.

Where fees are paid, no refunds are available for cancellations made by you within the 7 days before the start of the course, or at any time thereafter unless there are particular circumstances that are covered in the Refunds section of our Fees Policy.

Whilst we will make every effort to start and complete your course, there are a range of circumstances which may prevent us from being able to do so.  In cases of low class numbers, staff sickness, industrial action, severe weather conditions, or any circumstance which may affect the Health & Safety of staff or learners, we may decide to cancel a session or even a whole course.

In these cases, we will refund learners for any complete missed sessions, or offer an extra session to complete a course.

Concessions may be available, but evidence of entitlement to the benefits listed will be needed before concessions are applied.

If you need extra support, financially or academically, please see our support pages.

Free Courses

Classroom Qualification Courses – FREE if:

  • You are in receipt of Job Seekers’ Allowance or ESA
  • You are aged 16-18 on 31/08/2021

Online Distance Learning Courses – FREE if:

  • You are aged 19 years or over as at 31/​08/​2021
  • You have lived in the EU for the last three years 
  • You reside in England, in a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Tees Valley, West Midlands, Sheffield City, Greater London, West of England and the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).

Please note: You may be asked to provide evidence of eligibility.

You may also be able to claim some fee remission through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund if:

  • You are unemployed and in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, or are a dependant of a Working Tax Credits claimant (NOT Child Tax Credit)


Other Concessions

Community Learning Courses – 50% discount if:

  • You are in receipt of Job Seekers’ Allowance or ESA
  • You are in receipt of Pensions Guarantee Credit
  • You are in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit
  • You are in receipt of Working Tax Credit (NOT Child Tax Credit)
  • You are on a low income – below £25,521 gross household income

EYFS courses are not eligible for any fee remission, but are subsidised for Rutland Settings.