Funding Your Course

Online courses - To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

In addition, we no longer receive funding for our accredited courses for learners living in devolved areas (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England) so full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas.

Adult and Community Learning courses - All our adult and community learning courses are Courses are discounted to £2.25 per hour. Courses are FREE if you are in receipt of eligible benefits. 

Family Learning courses - FREE.

Maths and English - FREE to anyone who doesn't already have these qualifications at GCSE A*-C or 4-9.

Level 1 or 2 Accredited courses - 1)  FREE - if you earn less than £17,004.00 or are on a means-tested benefit. 2) PAYMENT HELP AVAILABLE - if you earn more than £17,004.00 but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: for an application form or if you have any questions. 3) CO-FUNDED - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. The cost to you will be £108.00.

How to pay

Unless you qualify for a free place, payment should be made in full at the time of booking online or by phone. Please make sure you complete our e-enrolment form prior to the start of your course to confirm your place. 

If you would like to pay by phone, please call us on 01623 677 200.

Some courses may ask you to bring materials or ask for a small payment to cover material costs. If so, this information will be on the course details page on our website.

At the first session, you'll be asked for some details as part of your enrolment, please bring proof of benefits if you're hoping to qualify for a free place.

Payment by Instalments

Flexible payment options for many of our Adult Further Education Courses and Qualifications are available or through a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts you will qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan.

We can support and guide you through the loan application if you study with us. The loan isn’t means tested and you won’t pay anything back until you are earning at least £26,575 a year.

Read more about 19+ Advanced Learner Loans.