Do I have to pay a fee?

Tuition fees

You are entitled to FREE tuition if you are in receipt of certain benefits, as listed below (or if you are dependent upon someone in receipt of those benefits). We will ask you to bring evidence of your benefit entitlement at the start of the course.

  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Council Tax Reduction (not the 25% single occupancy Council Tax Discount)
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Unwaged Dependent (as defined by the Job Centre) of someone on one of the above.

In addition to this, there are some funds to help with course fees for those who are not on an income-related benefit but have a low household income (usually below £15,276 per year). This help is limited to three courses a year.