Applying for a course that has a concession?
Then the course could be free! You will be
eligible if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit*
and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of
our funded courses to achieve this.
* (Income Support, Job Seekers, Housing Benefit, Council tax
Benefit, Pension Credit, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related
activity group, working tax credit (with an income less than
£17,800). To find out more, ring 01767 626222.
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Your tuition fees may be waived if you:
- are on certain state benefits or are a dependent of someone on
- have lived in the UK for the last three years.
You may also qualify for up to 100% discount on your tuition fee
if you are:
- studying your first full Level 2 qualification and are aged 19
years or above on 31 August 2012
- studying your first full Level 3 qualification and are aged
19–24 on the start date of your course.
The concession fee listed under the course
entry is the fee you pay if you are eligible for 100% discount on
your tuition fee. This means that the cost of your tuition fee is
covered by the College, but that you still have to pay exam,
registration and Shuttleworth College membership fees.
Fee concessions may be available if:
- You are in receipt of jobseekers allowance,
income support, full working tax credit, housing benefit, council
tax benefit, pension credit or any other means-tested benefit.
- The course is your first full Level 2 qualification and you are
aged 19 or above on 31 August 2012.
- The course is your first full Level 3 qualification and you are
aged 19–24 on the start date of your course.
If you are unsure about whether you qualify for any of the above
concessions, please call our Enquiries & Guidance advice line
on 01767 626222.
Are you aged between 16 and 18?
If you are aged 16–18 you will normally be
eligible for up to 100% discount on your fee. However, you
will need to pay for equipment and materials that are required for
some courses. For courses starting between January and July 2012
you will need to be 16–18 on 1 January 2012, and for courses
starting between September and December 2012 you will need to be
aged 16–18 on 31 August 2012.
If your attendance falls below 85%, you may be
asked to pay the awarding body registration and exam fees.
This discount only applies to courses that are
funded by the government – call our Enquiries & Guidance advice
line on 01767 626246 for more information.