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Course Fee Disclaimers

The amount a student has to pay towards their study at Leicester College will depend on their personal circumstances and how the course they wish to study is funded. The fee displayed on each course page is subject to the below and is based on a home learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

If you live outside of Leicester(shire) in a devolved local authority area you will not be eligible for funding for ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) courses: Your local authority is responsible for funding courses. Please contact us for more information.

Further education courses (full and part time)

  • There is no tuition or exam fee for students aged 16 to 18 (on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • There is no tuition fee for people aged 19-23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying an Entry or Level 1 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident and don’t already have a level 2 qualification. You must declare your intention to progress onto a level 2 qualification to qualify for fee remission.
  • There is no tuition fee for people aged 19-23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying their first full level 2 or 3 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • There is no tuition fee for people who are in work (employed or self-employed) who earn up to £17,004 per annum and are studying up to and including a level 2 qualification.
  • There is no tuition fee for people 24 and over studying up to a level 2 qualification and are in receipt of an eligible benefit*.
  • For first full level 2 or level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee. If the course is a full cost course there is no fee remission or loans available and you will have to meet the full cost of tuition fees.
  • There is no tuition fee for unemployed dependents* of benefit claimants.
  • There is no tuition fee for English and maths to GCSE level if you are over 16 and have left school, and haven’t got these qualifications at grades 9-4 (A**-C).
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course fees are varied dependent on the number of hours studied.

Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

*Dependants are usually describes as those who are below 18 years old or who we would enrol with and EHCP between the ages of 19-24 and would get fee remission normally.
**Job Seekers Allowance (JSA); Employment and Support Allowance (ESA); Universal Credit; Universal Credit, and their take-home pay as recorded on their Universal Credit statement (disregarding benefits) is less than £338 a month and in a JCP work related group; Unemployed and in receipt of other active State Benefit.

Access to higher education courses

You must be 19 or over to study on an Access to higher education course.

  • There is no tuition fee for people aged 19-23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying their first full level 3 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • For level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You
    may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

Distance learning courses

You must be 19 or over to study on a distance learning course.
19+ fees are subject to eligibility criteria.

  • There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • There is no tuition fee for people aged 19-23 (on August 31 of the year they start the course) who are studying their first full level 3 qualification, who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • For level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

Part time hobby courses

Some part time hobby courses are only open to people who are aged 19 and over.
19+ fees are subject to eligibility criteria.

  • There is no tuition fee for people who are in work (employed or self-employed) who earn up to £17,004 per annum and are studying up to and including a level 2 qualification, which is eligible for fee remission. Please contact us for more details about a particular course.
  • There is no tuition or exam fee for students who are in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and are aged 19-24 (on August 31 of the year they start the course), who are a UK or qualifying EU resident.
  • For full level 3 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available.

You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

Part time professional training courses

Some part time professional training courses are only open to people who are aged 19 and over.
For level 3, 4, 5 and 6 courses if you are aged 19 or over there may not be government funding available. You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee. Please contact us for more details about a particular course.

Enrol and pay courses

If the course is longer than one year the fees shown are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. There is no fee remission for this course.

Higher education courses (full and part time)

If the course is longer than one year the fees shown are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. You may be eligible for a student loan to cover your tuition fees through Student Finance England. The fee displayed is based on a home learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

If you are not entitled to a tuition fee loan, you will be required to pay your tuition either in full or by direct debit instalments. Details of which can be discussed with the College Finance Team. Failure to secure tuition fee payment will result in you being withdrawn from your programme.