As long as you are aged 16 (and have left school) or over you are welcome to join any vocational/ certificated course we offer. The fees for courses are shown in the courses section of the website or can be obtained from one of our adult community learning centres.
If you are unsure about anything then please check with a member of our customer service staff at your local adult community learning centres.
Tuition fee prices for vocational and non-vocational courses are set out in the latest brochure of within the online course search.
All learners will be charged a £5 administration fee for each non-vocational course, including those eligible for a reduced or nil fee (unless stated otherwise)
Are you eligible for a fee reduction because of your circumstances?
Vocational (certificated) courses
Nil fee for people in receipt of:
Job seekers allowance (JSA) or employment and support allowance in the work related activity group (ESA (WRAG)) or Universal Credits and mandated to training. Learners in receipt of these benefits are not required to pay the exam/registration/additional fees. These courses are completely FREE of charge for people in receipt of JSA, ESA or Universal Credits (mandated to training). If you are unsure of anything please contact us.
Learners (19 to 24-years-old) studying their first level two qualification (only applies currently to ECDL and teaching assistant qualifications)
Learners studying Functional Skills courses - English and Maths (not including ESOL)
An individual who has not reached GCSE Level C or above in English and Maths undertaking GCSE English or/and Maths
People in receipt of the below are only required to pay £5 per non-vocational course instead of the full tuition fee.
- Job seekers allowance (JSA)
- Employment and support allowance (ESA) in the work related activity group (WRAG)
- Working tax credit*
- Universal Credits and mandated to training
- Aged 60 or over and receiving pension guarantee credit
- Income support
- Council tax relief**/ housing benefit
- An unwaged dependent of any of the above.
* and with a household income of below £16,000.
** excluding single person relief
Half the tuition fee is charged for people in the following category:
- Aged 60 or over, not in receipt of Pension Guarantee Credit
Functional Skills (English and maths classes)
English and maths classes are normally free, however a fee will be payable by non EU/non UK residency learners.
These classes are not free. Please enquire on 01724 862217 to find out how much ESOL classes are per term.
Subject to criteria.
Discretionary Learning Support
Discretionary Learning Support is used to assist learners who may have difficulties in completing their course because of financial disadvantages. It can help with paymment of course fees, resources, travel or child care.
It is the responsibility of the learner to pay for any cost incurred on the course that is not otherwise covered by the discretionary learner support fund.
Please note: Funds are limited and there is no guarantee they will be available.
Customer Service Administrator
Ashby Link ACL Centre
Tel 01724 862217
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All personal and financial details will be treated in the strictest confidence and may be shared with the Skills Funding Agency.