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Fees Guidance - Full Time Courses

Herefordshire and Ludlow College believes in giving everyone equal opportunities to study further education. However, with regard to course costs, some courses attract different levels of government funding based on the learner’s age and level, which means the College is obliged pass on different levels of fees to students.

Are you aged between 16 and 18 years?

For learners who start their further education full-time course aged between 16 and 18 years, there are no tuition or examination fees. Some courses may charge for bespoke items such as materials, equipment, specialist clothing, etc.

Are you aged between 19 and 23 years?

Learners aged between 19 and 23 years may qualify for reduced fees (see Fee Reductions for Adults) or may have the opportunity to take out an Advanced Learner Loan.

Advanced Learner Loans

Click here for information about advanced learner loans.

Adults over 19 years old undertaking partial qualifications at Level 3 or above will not be eligible for loans but will have to pay the higher tuition fee.

Please phone our Enquiries Line for more details on 0800 032 1986.

Fee Reductions for Adults

Students who qualify for reduced fee Level 2 / 3 courses (See Fee Reductions for Adults) are exempt from paying tuition fees and examination fees. Students may still have to pay material/equipment costs, but these are dependant upon the course being studied.

See also - Finance for HE

Online Resources

The student finance section of the 'Student Room' website has the latest news and advice for all students, including those going to university.

Students can also follow Student Finance England at and to take part in student finance surgeries.

Overseas Learners

HLC welcomes learners from overseas and are sure that you will find our college an ideal place to study. We have attracted learners from all over the world, including Australia, China, USA and many European countries.

Please note: separate fees apply for overseas learners. To find out more, please call Learner Services on 0800 032 1986.

Financial Assistance

Means-tested support funds exist for students who would be prevented from college participation by financial barriers. Such support may include costs of fees/equipment, travel, childcare and accommodation (for students obliged to stay away from home to study).

Schemes currently avalable are:

  • 16 - 19 Bursary Fund - for students under 19 years on 31st August 2016
  • Adult Bursary Fund - for students aged 19+ taking out an Advanced Learner Loan
  • Learner Support Fund - for all other adult students studying up to and including Level 3

Assistance is only available for certain programmes of study and the number of bursaries is limited. Please call 0800 032 1986 for further details.

Payment of Fees by Instalments:

In all cases 25% of fees are payable at the time of enrolment. Based on a normal September / October enrolment, the following payment dates should be used:

1st payment after enrolment - 1st December
2nd payment - 1st January
3rd payment - 1st February

The instalment plan will only be available for courses whose fees exceed £200.

Further details can be obtained from the Herefordshire and Ludlow College Finance department.

These figures are for guidance purposes only and should be checked prior to enrolment.