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Fees and funding

If you're studying your first Level 3 qualification, there's a good chance that you won't have to pay any course fees. You could also access further funding to support the cost of books, clothing, equipment and travel.

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What will my course cost?

Whether you'll need to cover the cost of your tuition depends on two things — your age, and what previous qualifications you have studied.

If you are aged 16-18

There are no course fees if you're aged under 19 on 31 August of the year you start your course.

If you are aged 19+

If you’re studying your first full Level 3 or Access to Higher Education qualification you may be eligible for free tuition. You will still need to pay the registration fee applicable for your course.

If you are applying for the Level 2 qualification or have already completed a full Level 3 qualification, tuition and registration fees will apply.

To cover the cost of tuition when applying for a Level 3 or Access to Higher Education qualification, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the UK Government. It is easy to apply, your household income is not taken into account and there is no credit check. You will not have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000.

Additional financial support

We have a bursary fund (which does not need to be repaid) to help with the costs of your study. This includes things like books, clothing, equipment and travel.

To be eligible, there are some conditions that you — or your parents / guardians — need to meet. The funds are limited, and will be awarded to those in greatest financial need. Contact us via the details below to request more information and to apply.

Contact us

If you need any further information on support, fees or funding then email or call us on 0115 848 5299.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418