Please note this information is for courses starting before 31 August 2022. The criteria may change for courses starting after this date.
Some learners are able to have their tuition fees, exam and registration costs waived for their part time course, this is referred to as Fee Remission as long as they are not classed as Full Cost courses.
Full fees are waived for:
- Learners aged 16-18* as long as they are working, however students who are studying full-time are able to study part-time courses
- Learners aged 19-23* studying a Level 2 qualification, who have already achieved a Full Level 2 qualification and is either unemployed and in receipt of a benefit, working and earning less than £17,004 per annum as an individual, or their household income is less than £30,000
- Learned aged 19+ undertaking a Functional Skills qualification
- Learners aged 19+ undertaking an ESOL qualification if in receipt of a benefit, working and earning less than £17,004 per annum as an individual, or their household income is less than £30,000
- Learners 19+ undertaking a GCSE if they already have grade D/3 and below
* Age as of 31/08/21 for courses starting before 1 September 2022.
Benefits eligible for fee remission are:
- 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
- Dependant of individuals in receipt of the above (up to the age of 20)
- Asylum Seekers on means tested benefits (Aspen Card)
- You are unemployed and a dependent of a claimant on working tax credit