Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

To show our commitment to learning, we're proud to offer you the best experience possible.

19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund Application

Financial support to students who are in full or part-time further education and are encountering financial barriers to learning.

Download The Application Form Below

It is funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Funding is limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

20+ Childcare Application

Need more information? Contact 01472 311222 extension 472.

Download The Application Form Below

Please download and fill in the 20+ Childcare application.

Distance Learning Courses

Level 3

We are unable to subsidise Level 3 Courses and these do have a cost of £400 each. You may, however, be eligible for a fee waiver if you meet certain eligibility criteria. If you are 24 years or over you may want to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan – please click here for more information .

If you have any other questions please contact us on 01472 347408 or email us at [email protected] and we will be able to discuss course availability and give you more information.

Some courses may have additional costs to cover materials. Any equipment or material costs will be drawn to your attention at the time of enrolment and we make every attempt to keep additional costs down; in most cases there is no extra charge.

Level 1 and 2

Our Level 1 and 2 courses are government-funded and we can fund many of our learners depending on many criteria we need to consider. If you make an application for the course you wish to enrol onto, we will confirm if we can fund you, and if we cannot fund you – why that is the case.

Please refer to the ‘Important Information’ tab on the course you wish to apply onto for additional criteria to consider such as for the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness.

If you have any questions about this please contact us as above.

Support for 19+

Advice and guidance on courses, internal and external progression, student finance, travel etc can be delivered from our team of Advisors.
Appointments can be booked by email via:

19+ discretionary Learner Support Fund

Learners who meet eligibility criteria, with a household income of less than £21,000, may receive help towards travel, childcare, meal allowances and hardship.

There may be help towards course fees for learners who are not fully funded. This bursary fund can not be used to pay for essential kit and equipment or trips. 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund Application .