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Fees and Reductions

Fee Discounts and Concessions for Accredited Courses
(for learners aged 19 and over at 31 August 2017)

Course numbers starting with LR, LE, LU and LD

Accreditation, registration or examination fees are not included in the course fee, except for LX courses.
Details will be given at the first session

Category A = Full fee

Category B = FREE if you are actively seeking work and in receipt of 

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (including Jobseeker's Allowance National Insurance credit, excluding courses starting with LX)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group only)
  • Income Support, Council Tax or Housing Benefit (excluding courses starting with LU)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit and unemployed (excluding courses starting with LU)
  • Universal Credit and in a work group (work-related requirement, work preparation or work-focused interview) organised by JCP and earn less than £330 per month.

Also free tuition fees for:

  • Learners who are aged 19-23 and  joining an Entry, Level 1 or Level 2 course who do not already have a Full Level 2 qualification (applies to courses starting with LR or LD only) - declaration on enrolment form to be completed
  • Learners who are aged 19-23 and joining a Full Level 2 Course within the legal entitlements who do not already have a Full Level 2 Qualification or above (applies to courses starting with LR only) - declaration on enrolment form to be completed
  • Learners who are aged 19-23 and studying their first Full Level 3 Qualification within the legal entitlements (applies to courses starting with LX only) - declaration on enrolment form to be completed.

Are you joining an Entry or Level 1 British Sign Language (BSL) course?

You will receive FREE tuition fees if you do not qualify for any of the above concessions and you are deaf, hearing impaired, you are the spouse or civil partner of a deaf/hearing impaired person or you are the parent or carer of a deaf/hearing impaired person/child. Please note that accreditation fees apply.

Accredited English and maths courses are free for anyone who does not have English or maths GCSE A* - C or 4 - 9.

Course numbers starting with XX

There is no fee remission on courses starting with XX.
 

Course numbers starting with LX

Some of our courses attract a 19+ learning loan.  These courses start with LX.  More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Any course starting with LX

  • May be free for a learner aged 19 – 23 if they are studying their first Full Level 3 qualification within the legal entitlements
  • Learners aged 19 and over must pay the full tuition fee - however,
  • Learners aged 19 and over wanting to enrol on a course starting with LX may be eligible to receive a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. This is a loan scheme offered by the Government.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be aged 19 or over at the start of the course
  • Be living in the UK on the first day of the chosen course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EU country for three years immediately before the start of the course
  • Not have previously had a loan to do the same qualification type and level of qualification.

Please note: Loans are not means tested or subject to credit checks. Anybody who meets the above criteria will be able to apply for a loan, regardless of their current employment status.

Important: If you are aged 19 and over, you must show proof that you have successfully applied for a loan before you can enrol on an LX prefixed course.

Do you live in the Allenton Big Local area? Are you interested in improving your skills or finding employment? The BURSARY SCHEME provides help to people living in the Allenton Big Local area who are facing barriers to employment, further education or training. Eligible residents can apply for funding to enable them to access education and training opportunities to improve their career prospects. To find out how to apply and read the full terms and conditions, visit www.biglocalallenton.co.uk/bursary
 

Fee Discounts and Concessions for Non Accredited Courses 
(for learners aged 19 and over at 31 August 2017)

All of the courses starting with CZ are FREE 'try me' taster sessions.

All of the courses starting with CA are free initial assessment courses.

Course numbers starting with CG, CS and CT

Category A = Full fee

Category B = half price if you are in receipt of:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (including Jobseeker's Allowance National Insurance credit)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group only)
  • Income Support, Council Tax or Housing Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit with a household income of less than £16,190.

Are you joining an Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) or a Makaton course?

You will receive FREE tuition fees if you do not qualify for any of the above concessions and you are deaf, hearing impaired, you are the spouse or civil partner of a deaf/hearing impaired person or you are the parent or carer of a deaf/hearing impaired person/child or you are a parent or carer of a child who uses BSL or Makaton or who is unable to communicate verbally.  Please note that workbook and certificate fees apply.

Category C

Upon evidence of their Derbyshire Gold Card, learners will receive a 10% reduction on courses with a course number that starts with 'CG’ or 'CS' or 'CT'. This does not apply if learners receive a discount in Category B.

Do you live in the Allenton Big Local area? Are you interested in improving your skills or finding employment? The BURSARY SCHEME provides help to people living in the Allenton Big Local area who are facing barriers to employment, further education or training. Eligible residents can apply for funding to enable them to access education and training opportunities to improve their career prospects. To find out how to apply and read the full terms and conditions, visit www.biglocalallenton.co.uk/bursary

If you need more information or have any queries about fees and reductions, please contact the Learner Helpline on 01332 717900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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