Adult and Community Learning Courses
Please note this information is for courses starting before 31 July 2023. The criteria may change for courses starting after this date.
Some students are able to have their full tuition fees waived, this is referred to as Fee Remission.
You will only be required to pay any material costs that relate to your course.
As the rules for Fee Remission are complicated, please contact us for an accurate fee assessment.
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 £345 a month (individual) or £552 a month (household) AND in receipt of any of the benefits listed below, OR
- You as an individual earns less than £18,525 and do not receive benefits. You will need to provide/upload 2 months wage slips as evidence to your application account, OR
- If your household income is between £18,525.00 and £35,000* GROSS salary and you are NOT in receipt of benefits (you will need to apply for student finance online through your application portal and upload 2 months wage slips as evidence)
- If claiming fee remission as you are in receipt of benefits, you will be asked to upload evidence ( dated within the last 3 months) to your student portal or present it on campus to enrolment staff. Without evidence, you will not be enrolled on the course.
We will accept the following evidence – you will need to upload a photograph of this to your application account:
- 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 your letter.
- Income evidence for employed.
You must provide your last 2 months wage slips or a letter confirming your income from your employer. We need to keep a copy of this letter for audit purposes, so please bring a photocopy with you when you enrol or upload this evidence to your student account.
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
Other Benefits (If you are working we must also see evidence of low wage)
- 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
- Dependant of individuals in receipt of the above (up to the age of 20)
- Asylum Seekers on means tested benefits (in receipt of an ARC/ASPEN Card/AZURE)
- You are unemployed and a dependent of a claimant on working tax credit
At enrolment, all students should upload one form of ID to their application account and provide their National Insurance Number on their online enrolment form.
Acceptable forms of personal ID are:
- National Identity card
- Residence Permit Card ( EU pre- settled/settled status letter or link)
- Home office letter
- Birth Certificate
- Driving Licence
- National Insurance card/letter
- Exam certificates
- Adoption certificate
- Benefit letter
All students should provide one form of ID (which you will upload to your student account or present on campus) and complete your National Insurance Number.
How to enrol on a part-time course
- You need to apply for your course online through our website. When you select the course you want to study, you will be asked to set up an online account, you only need to set this up once – make a note of your password. Once this is done you will be able to enrol onto other courses in the future so be sure to make a note of your username and password. You can read a guide to applying online here.
- If you want to claim fee remission for your course you will be required to upload a copy of your benefit evidence (dated within the last 3 months) to your application portal. We will contact you to let you know how to do this. Again, our guide to applying online page will help you. If you are struggling with this, contact our friendly enrolment team on 0115 9100 100 or email email@example.com, or you may come into the Adams Building from 1 August until 23 August where someone will be able to help you.
- If you are not eligible for any fee reductions, the full cost of the course should be paid.