This is the fee you will pay if you are not eligible for a concession or where concessions do not apply. It covers the tuition fees for the duration as indicated, material costs and exam fees where applicable. It also includes the college registration fee of £30. The college registration fee is only payable once, irrespective of the number of courses you study during 2012-13. Fees are payable at the time of interview or enrolment, whichever is earlier, to secure a place on the chosen course.
Early Enrolment Discount
If you enrol before 31st July for a course starting in September 2012 you will be entitled to a 10% discount on the tuition element of your fees. This offer does not apply if you are paying the Concession Fee or if you choose to pay by instalments. All fees must be paid in full at enrolment. The discount does not apply to courses run by Tresham Business Solutions or those offered in partnership with a university.
Check the concessions section to see if you are eligible to pay the Concession Fee listed. This fee is a contribution that the college requests towards any exam and/or materials costs where applicable and the college registration fee of £30.
Paying by Instalments
You may pay by instalments if you are taking a full year course and the tuition fee is £200 or above. An administration fee of £20 will be charged for this service. One third of the fee is due at registration, with the balance being paid in up to five consecutive instalments by monthly standing order. Failure to pay the instalments by the due dates may result in legal action to recover all outstanding amounts.
Courses leading to a qualification which are subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency require students to take a final assessment/examination. Learners who do not wish to take such an assessment/examination will not benefit from this subsidy and will have to pay the full tuition cost. All exam re-sits, with the exception of Skills for Life, will incur the re-sit charge at the full rate determined by the appropriate awarding body plus an administration fee of £10.
If a course is cancelled a refund will be automatically within 14 days. For courses delivered in partnership with a university, refunds will be made in accordance with the policy of the university. If a learner withdraws or is removed after attending for more than two weeks of the course, the full fees remain payable as per the tuition fees policy.
Employer Sponsored Learners
If the fees are to be paid by your employer, you must enrol in person with a letter of authorisation from your employer. Concessions do not apply.
Learners Under 16 years
Learners under 16 who would like to join a part time course will need written permission from their school. The full fee as listed will be payable on enrolment. Concessions do not apply.
The fees listed in this guide do not apply to learners in this scheme. Please contact Tresham Business Solutions on 01536 419570 for more information.
The fees listed in this guide are for home students only. Learners who are not settled EEA nationals and wish to be treated as home students should provide evidence of their eligibility. Such evidence might be:
· Proof of indefinite leave to enter or remain in the EEA or Right of Abode in the EEA. This will usually be passport stamps.
· Recognised refugee status
· Proof of receipt of public benefit from those seeking asylum.
If you feel there are other relevant circumstances, please ask. All other international students will be charged at a rate of £15 per hour.
The government guidelines regarding fees and concessions are complex and constantly changing. Please visit our website for the latest information or for up-to-date advice please contact one of our advisers on 0858 658 8990.
If you are in receipt of the benefits listed below, or the unwaged dependant of someone in receipt of the benefits listed below and living at the same address, you will be entitled to pay the concession fee listed. To claim concession you will need to enrol in person and have your proof of benefit with you.
· Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group)
· Jobseeker’s Allowance
If you are unemployed and want to take a course to help find employment you may be entitled to pay the concession fee if you are claiming one of the following:
Council Tax Benefit
Employment Support Allowance (Contribution based-not WRAG)
Adult Learners Entitlement
If the course you are interested in is marked L2 or L3 you may be entitled to pay the concession fee listed if:
Level 2 L2: you are aged 19-23 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification (eg: 5 GCSEs grades A-C, an NVQ 2 or equivalent)
Level 3 L3: you are aged 19 -24 at the start of your course and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification (eg: 2 or more A Levels, an NVQ 3, a BTEC National Diploma or equivalent), or a full Level 2 qualification (eg: 5 GCSEs grades A-C, an NVQ 2 or equivalent)
If you do not have a full Level 2 qualification and the course you are interested in is at Entry Level or Level 1 and is needed to progress to a full Level 2 course, you may be entitled to pay a concession fee. Please enquire for details.
16-18 year olds
If you are aged between 16 and 18 you will not have to pay any tuition fees but you may be expected to contribute towards material costs and visits.