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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

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.

Unem­ploy­ment benefits

  • 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:

  • Pass­port
  • 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 enrolmentteam@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk, 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.