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Will I have to pay for my course?

Whether you have to pay or not depends on criteria such as age, eligibility for discounts and whether you live in the UK, European Union (EU) or overseas.


If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for trips, residentials, recommended text books and professional start up kits. This will be discussed with you at the interview stage and you will be informed of support available, if you are eligible.

Aged 19+

All Full Time Overseas Students

Your course fees will be confirmed on application. You will also need to pay your registration and exam fees.

Please note: that it is your responsibility for the payment of any outstanding fees (unless the reason for withdrawal is due to illness, redundancy or leaving the area during the first 3 weeks when half the fees will be payable).


Students completing a University Level course (Higher Education) are entitled to applying for a student loan for both full-time and part-time courses. Loans need to be paid back but not usually until you have graduated and are earning a good salary. Click here to find out about loans for full-time courses and loans for part-time courses.