Full time students
Students (or overseas students) on a full time or qualifying course of education are not counted for Council Tax purposes.
A full time student is defined as:
Someone who is enrolled in a full-time course of education at a prescribed educational establishment.
- a full time course of education must last for at least one academic year or for at least one full calendar year for those educational establishments that do not have academic years
- attend for at least 24 weeks in each academic or calendar year
- study for at least 21 hours per week
or a person under the age of 20 undertaking a qualifying course of education
- a qualifying course is one which lasts for at least three calendar months, and is not a course of higher education
- must require at least 12 hours per week to be spent on the relevant activities of the course
or a foreign language assistant
- treated as a student during any period that they are appointed at a school or other educational establishment anywhere in Great Britain
- must be registered with the British Council
Student nurses studying academic courses at universities are classified as full time students.
Student nurses will be disregarded if they are completing a course leading to registration on any of Parts 1 to 6, 8, 10 or 11 of the Register maintained under section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979, as a first inclusion on that Register.
School or college leavers
A resident who is under the age of 20 years and has ceased to undertake a qualifying course of education or full time course of education after the 30 April and before 1 November in that year.
Non-British spouses of students
A person who is the spouse or dependant of a student is eligible for discount if the spouse or dependant is not a British Citizen and is prevented by immigration regulations from taking paid employment or from claiming benefits whilst in the UK.