Adults in receipt of state benefits
Courses are free up to Level 2 if you’re unemployed, looking for work, or earn less than £330 per month and are in receipt of a means tested benefit (excluding child benefit). You will need to sign a form stating that you are looking for a job and provide evidence of the benefit you receive to qualify for a government fully funded course.
Funding rules are complicated and we cannot list every fee therefore some courses may be exempt from this offer. Discounted fees may apply in some cases.
This is for anybody who is not in receipt of a state benefit and does not qualify for the discounted fee.
Exam or certificate fees
On some courses there is a fee for an exam or to be awarded a certificate when coursework has been completed. This fee is set by the awarding body that sets the exam or checks work before issuing a certificate.
For some courses you might need to pay an additional cost towards basic materials provided by us.
Working tax credits
Our Learner Support Fund helps those on Working Tax Credits to pay their course fees. The Council pays up to 70% of your fees. Other help with some course related costs may also be available. See our website for details or contact any of our main centres.