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Oth­er Fee Remis­sion Categories

Please note this infor­ma­tion is for cours­es start­ing before 31 July 2023. 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* start­ing a full-time course
  • 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 £18,525 per annum as an indi­vid­ual, or their house­hold income is less than £35,000 GROSS
  • Learned aged 19+ under­tak­ing a Func­tion­al Skills Eng­lish or Maths qualification
  • Learn­ers aged 19+ under­tak­ing an ESOL qual­i­fi­ca­tion if in receipt of a ben­e­fit, work­ing and earn­ing less than £18,525 per annum as an indi­vid­ual, or their house­hold income is less than £35,000 GROSS
  • Learn­ers 19+ under­tak­ing a GCSE in Eng­lish or Maths if they already have grade D/3 and below 

* Age as of 31/08/2022 for cours­es start­ing before 1 Sep­tem­ber 2023.

Benefits

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