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What to bring with you to enrolment

Please ensure you bring every­thing you need when you come to enrol on your course.

Here is a list of things you need to bring:

  • One form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, please see below for accept­able forms of identification.
  • Visa/​Permit or Home Office let­ter, if applicable.
  • Your exam results/​certificates, par­tic­u­lar­ly your GCSE Eng­lish and Maths.
  • Proof of up-to-date ben­e­fit evi­dence, includ­ing your Nation­al Insur­ance Num­ber, please see below for accept­able forms of evidence.
  • Pay­ment, if applic­a­ble. Please see below if you will be required to pay any course fees and how to pay.

NB: If you want to apply for sup­port to pay for your course fees from Stu­dent Fund­ing, you will need to pro­vide your income evi­dence and com­plete an online appli­ca­tion online. Proof of House­hold Income if less than £35,000 gross, can be your most recent payslip(s) or Tax Cred­it Award Notice 2022 – 23.

Acceptable Identification

Age of stu­dent as at 31st August 2022  Accept­able Identification 
Age of stu­dent as at 31st August 2022 : 16 – 18  Accept­able Identification : Pass­port
Birth certificate 
Dri­ving licence (full or provisional) 
Nation­al insur­ance Letter 
Exam certificates/​exam results slip includ­ing your GCSE Eng­lish and Maths
Adop­tion certificate 
Home office letter 
Nation­al Iden­ti­ty card and let­ter to show EU settlement 
UK Naturalisation/​Citizenship certificate 
Ben­e­fit let­ter – which states learn­er’s name 
Res­i­dence Per­mit Card 
Age of stu­dent as at 31st August 2022 : 19 and over  Accept­able Identification : Pass­port
Birth certificate 
Dri­ving licence (full or provisional) 
Nation­al Insur­ance let­ter or card 
Adop­tion certificate 
Home office letter 
Nation­al Iden­ti­ty card and let­ter to show EU settlement 
UK Naturalisation/​Citizenship certificate 
Ben­e­fit let­ter – which states learn­ers name 
Res­i­dence Per­mit Card 
Stu­dent Loan let­ter or Advanced Learn­er Loan letter 

Fee Remission

Fee remis­sion is avail­able to stu­dents on some Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion cours­es in the fol­low­ing circumstances:

Age Entry/​Level 1  Lev­el 2  Lev­el 3 
Age: 16 – 18 as of 31st August 2022  Entry/​Level 1 : Fees Free Lev­el 2 : Fees Free Lev­el 3 : Fees Free
Age: 19 – 23 as of start date of the course  Entry/​Level 1 : Course free if you don’t hold a Lev­el 2 qualification  Lev­el 2 : Course free if the course has a legal enti­tle­ment and you don’t already hold a Lev­el 2 qualification Lev­el 3 : Course free if the course has a legal enti­tle­ment and you don’t already hold a Lev­el 3 qualification
Age: 19+ Entry/​Level 1 : Course free if in receipt of a benefit/*Low Income Learner  Lev­el 2 : Course free if in receipt of a benefit/*Low Income Learner  Lev­el 3 : Fees can be remit­ted if course is eli­gi­ble for Nation­al Skills Fund and you are either unem­ployed or employed but earn­ing less than £18,525
Age: 19+ Entry/​Level 1 : Func­tion­al Skills and GCSE Eng­lish or Maths — free course if you don’t hold GCSE grade 4 – 9/A*-C Lev­el 2 : Func­tion­al Skills and GCSE Eng­lish or Maths — free course if you don’t hold GCSE grade 4 – 9/A*-C Lev­el 3 : Not applic­a­ble
Age: 19 – 24 Entry/​Level 1 : Course free on proof of valid EHCP Lev­el 2 : Course free on proof of valid EHCP Lev­el 3 : Course free on proof of valid EHCP

*Low Income Learn­er has to be employed and earn­ing less than £18,525 Gross per annum – you will need to pro­vide evi­dence (wage slips) of your salary. Please bring 2 months’ worth of your lat­est pay slips. 

Please note: In addi­tion to the above, you may be enti­tled to fee sup­port from stu­dent finance if your house­hold income is less than £35,000 Gross for Entry/​Level1/​Level 2 courses. 

Accepted Benefits

19+ years old FE stu­dents study­ing cours­es at lev­el 2 and below who are unem­ployed and wish­ing to enter employ­ment and need skills train­ing, will be eli­gi­ble for full fee remis­sion where the learn­ing is direct­ly rel­e­vant to both the individual’s employ­ment prospects and the needs of the local labour market. 

For fee remis­sion pur­pos­es a stu­dent is defined as unem­ployed if one or more of the fol­low­ing apply: 

  • They receive Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), includ­ing those receiv­ing Nation­al Insur­ance cred­its only. 
  • They receive Employ­ment and Sup­port Allowance (ESA)
  • They receive Uni­ver­sal Cred­it and their earned income from employ­ment (dis­re­gard­ing ben­e­fits) is less than £345 a month (stu­dent is sole adult in their ben­e­fit claim) or £552 a month (stu­dent has a joint ben­e­fit claim with their partner) 
  • Are released on tem­po­rary license, study­ing out­side a prison envi­ron­ment, and not fund­ed by the Min­istry of Justice. 
  • Not­ting­ham Col­lege will use their dis­cre­tion to fund oth­er students: 
    • They are in receipt of oth­er state ben­e­fits (list of eli­gi­ble ben­e­fits below) and their earned income (dis­re­gard­ing ben­e­fits) is less than £345 a month (stu­dent is sole adult in their ben­e­fit claim) or £552 a month (stu­dent has a joint ben­e­fit claim with their partner).
  • Income sup­port
  • Hous­ing benefit
  • Coun­cil Tax ben­e­fit (not sin­gle person’s allowance)
  • Pen­sion Guar­an­tee Credit
  • Dis­abil­i­ty Liv­ing Allowance
  • Per­son­al Inde­pen­dence payments
  • Depen­dants of indi­vid­u­als in receipt of any of the above ben­e­fits – must be named on the ben­e­fit evidence.
  • Asy­lum seek­ers on the equiv­a­lent of a means test­ed ben­e­fit – AZURE card, Aspen Card and issue let­ter with the student’s name on, Local author­i­ty sup­port under sec­tion S23C or S23CA of the children’s act 1989, S21 nation­al assis­tance ACT 1948 and those with sec­tion 4 support).
  • Depen­dants of indi­vid­u­als in receipt of Work­ing Tax cred­it who are them­selves unem­ployed – must be named on the award letter.

How to Pay

  • Cash
  • Cheque made payable to Not­ting­ham College” 
  • Deb­it or Cred­it Card 
  • Approved Advanced Learn­er Loan 
  • Approved HE Stu­dent Loan 
  • Sponsor/​Employer Let­ter must include a Pur­chase Order num­ber, Name of stu­dent, Course title and amount of the course fees the com­pa­ny is covering 
  • Instal­ment Plan
    • If the course fee is £200 or less or the course dura­tion is 10 weeks or less, then the full course fee includ­ing all exams and costs is payable at enrolment
    • Course fees for cours­es over £200 and more than 10 weeks in dura­tion can be paid in instal­ments as pre­scribed in the college’s instal­ment agree­ment with the stu­dent at enrol­ment. The first pay­ment will be tak­en at enrol­ment and the pay­ment plan must be com­plete at least six weeks before the learn­er com­pletes the course.
    • If the course costs more than £200 but less than £500 and is 10 weeks or more in dura­tion an instal­ment plan of up to four months is avail­able, but this must not exceed the dura­tion of the course and must com­plete at least six weeks pri­or to the end of the course.
    • If a course costs more than £500 and is 10 weeks or more in dura­tion an instal­ment plan of up to 6 months is avail­able, but this must not exceed the dura­tion of the course and must com­plete at least six weeks pri­or to the end of the course.