Details on what it costs to enrol, what concessions are available, whether you can get concessions on any course, paying instalments, financial support, what is a full level 2/3 qualification and how to find and book on a course.
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 enrolling on a course, you may get the course for free if you meet any of the criteria below. Please note, these concessions apply to the 2016/17 Academic Year.
Some of our courses are classed as full cost which means the council does not get funded by the government for them. There are no concessions available on these courses.
Any course with course fees over £50 can be paid in instalments. Please note that this is not available if you 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.
Learners with specific personal circumstances may be entitled to a concession on their course fees, giving them the course for free. However, if this does not apply, there is a discretionary learning support fund available to help give financial support. More information is available on the Financial help and additional support page.
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 are entitled to full fee remission, 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.
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.