Details on what it costs to book, what concessions are available, whether you can get concessions on any course, paying instalments, what is a full level 2/3 qualification and how to find and book on a course.
Information taken from Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding and compliance rules 17-18 and information is subject to change.
View details of adult learning courses and how to book a place:
Visit the course finder
Course costs vary, depending on the duration and type of course, and your personal circumstances (for example, if you’re on certain benefits or you’re taking a particular qualification).
There are two types of courses available to you – accredited and non-accredited.
Please note: if you are aged 24 or more, and enrolling on a Level 3 or Level 4 course, you are not entitled to a concession.
When you are booking on a course you may be eligible for funding for a free place if you meet any of the criteria below.
Are unemployed and:
If the above criteria does not apply to you, there is also a discretionary learner support fund which may be available to help give financial support to you if your household income is less than £21,850 per year. These funds can be used to help with transport to classes, course materials, childcare costs, exam fees, books and equipment.
If you think you may be entitled to some financial help, please ask at time of booking.
Some of our courses are not eligible for concessions. Look out for 'concessions are available for this course' at the time of booking on our course finder, or ask in the centre.
Any course with course fees over £50 can be paid in instalments. Please note that this is not available if you want to book online. If you need to pay in instalments due to your financial circumstances, please speak to a member of staff in the adult learning centre running your course to discuss what arrangements can be made.
The government is committed to supporting people to achieve Level 2 and 3 qualifications.
Learners aged 19-23 and studying their first full Level 2 qualification (equivalent to five GCSEs A-C) or full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an A level) may be entitled to funding which means you could take the course for free. We may also be able to help you with childcare and transport costs, depending upon your circumstances.
You may also be eligible for an Advanced learner loan (managed by Student Finance England) These can be used to pay for level 3 or level 4 qualifications. More information is available on the Financial help and additional support page.
Please use our course finder where you can search for courses by title, subject or location.
You can also contact your nearest adult learning centre where our friendly staff will be happy to give you more information about courses that interest you.