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Part-time Students

Creative Enterprise L4

Some students are able to have their full tuition fees and exam/registration costs waived, this is referred to as Fee Remission. You will only be required to pay any material costs that relate to your course.

Community Learning

  • Some courses are funded by Community Learning (CL). These courses are targeted at adults (19+) who live in the Nottinghamshire area.
  • You need to come into a main College site to enrol if you are in receipt of benefits. If you are not eligible for any fee reductions, the full cost of the course should be paid. This can be done over the phone.
  • Material costs are not included, so please be prepared to buy your own course materials.

Fee Remission

Fee remission is available in the following circumstances:

  • You are unemployed and in receipt of any of the listed benefits (see list below), OR
  • You are employed and earning less than £338 a month (individual) or £541 a month (household) AND receipt of any of the benefits listed below, OR
  • If your household income is below £30,000* Net salary and you are NOT in receipt of benefits ( you will need to apply for student finance and provide 2 months wage slips as evidence – these can be pay slips paper or electronic.)
  • If you as an individual earn less than £16,009.50 and do not receive benefits. You will need to provide 2 months wage slips as evidence – these can be paper of electronic.

If claiming fee remission, you will be asked to show evidence of benefits and/or income at time of enrolment. Without evidence, you will not be enrolled on the course.

We will accept the following evidence:

  • Benefit evidence for unemployed. You must provide a letter dated within 3 months from the Job Centre/Benefits Agency confirming your benefit. We do not need to keep a copy of this letter.
  • Income evidence for employed. You must complete and application for student finance if your salary is over £16,09.50. In every case you will need to provide either a letter confirming your income from your employer or the last two months wage slips either paper or electronic. If your salary is over £16,09.50 we will need to keep a copy of this letter or wage slips for audit purposes, so please bring a photo copy with you when you enrol.

If you are not eligible for any fee reductions, the full cost of the course should be paid. This can be done over the phone, see our page regarding instalments here if your course fees are over £250. If you are paying in full, you may not need to come in to College to enrol.

Financial assistance may also be available to help with the cost of travel to College, equipment and childcare and you can read more here.

Benefits

Benefits eligible for fee remission are listed below:

  • Income based Job seekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit (not the Single Person Discount)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • If you are a joint claimant of one of the above benefits
  • Asylum Seekers on means tested benefits (in receipt of NASS)
  • You are unemployed and a dependent of a claimant on working tax credit.

At enrolment, all students should bring one form of ID with them and their National Insurance Number.

Acceptable forms of personal ID are:

  • Passport
  • National Identity card
  • Residence Permit Card
  • Home office letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driving License
  • National Insurance card/letter
  • Bank, credit or debit card
  • Exam certificates
  • Adoption certificate
  • Utility bill
  • Benefit letter

Advanced Learner Loan

Aged 19+ and applying for a Level 3 or higher level course?

If you’re aged 19 or over and are thinking about studying a Level 3 or Level 4 course, you may not have to pay any tuition fees but if you do, the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan might be for you. The loan is there to help you with the cost of your course fees. You can find out more about Advanced Learner Loans here.

See the table below to see how you could fund your Level 3 or above course.

Provision 19-23 year olds 24+
Provision: Level 3 qualification 19-23 year olds: Fully funded (first and full) 24+: Loan funded
Provision: Level 3 qualification 19-23 year olds: Loan funded (if you have already previously achieved Level 3 or above) 24+: Loan funded
Provision: Level 4, 5 and 6 qualification 19-23 year olds: Loan funded 24+: Loan funded

International Students

If you have lived outside of the UK/EU or are a national of a country outside of the UK/EU and European Economic Area, you will need to be assessed for fee status as you may not qualify as having ‘home status’ as defined by our Funding Agencies. If assessed as not having ‘home status’ you will need to be referred to the College’s International Office who will be able to advise on fees and other requirements. You can contact the International team on 0115 884 2218.

If you are unsure as to whether you will be able to claim fee remission please call us on 0115 9 100 100

Other Fee Remission Categories

Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course Evidence Required to Claim
: 1. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Students aged 16 up to and including 18 (on 31/08/2019) Evidence Required to Claim: Date of Birth and signature on enrolment form
: 2. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Students aged 19-23* studying an Entry, Level 1 or 2 qualification, without a prior Level 2 OR you are employed but earning less than £30,000 annual NET salary (you will need to apply for Student finance and provide 2 months wage slips). Evidence Required to Claim: Signed Declaration A on the enrolment form stating intention to progress onto Level 2
: 3. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Students aged 19-23* studying an Entry, Level 1 or 2 qualification, already achieved Full Level 2 and Unemployed and receipt of benefits/earning less than £338 per month (see unemployed section) OR you are employed but earning less than £30,000 annual NET salary (you will need to apply for Student finance and provide 2 months wage slips). Evidence Required to Claim: Signed Declaration E on the enrolment form
: 4. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Students aged 19 -23* taking their first Full Level 2 qualification without a prior Full Level 2 or you are in receipt of benefits/ earning less than £338 per month OR you are employed but earning less than £30,000 annual NET salary (you will need to apply for Student finance and provide 2 months wage slips) Evidence Required to Claim: Signed Declaration B on the enrolment form stating this is a first Full Level 2 qualification
: 5. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Aged 19-23* taking their first Full Level 3 qualification without a prior Full Level 3 Evidence Required to Claim: Complete Declaration C on the enrolment form stating that thisis a first Full Level 3 qualification
: 6. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Aged 19+ undertaking Functional Skills or GCSE in English and/or Maths qualifications Evidence Required to Claim: Signed Declaration D on the enrolment form confirming that GCSE English/Maths qualifications are not held at A*-C grades.
: 7. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Students aged 19+ undertaking ESOL qualification and unemployed (see unemployed section) Evidence Required to Claim: Complete Declaration E on the enrolment form
: 8. Full Fees Waived (materials fees to paid in all cases). *Age 23 applies on the day you actually start the learning aim/course: Aged 24+ undertaking Entry, Level 1 or 2 qualification and Unemployed (see unemployed section) OR you are employed but earning less than £30,000 annual NET salary (you will need to apply for Student finance and provide 2 months wage slips) Evidence Required to Claim: Complete Declaration E on the enrolment form