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Fee Reductions for Adults

Please Note: Other fees covering exams, certification and materials may still apply. Fees assume EU citizenship eligibility. Courses commence at various times throughout the year, please call for details.

Level 2 Courses

Adults (aged 19 years or over) undertaking courses funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency may be entitled to reduced course fees if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study at Level 2 who do not have a first full Level 2 qualification (i.e. do not have 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C, an NVQ at Level 2 or an equivalent qualification) will be exempt from tuition fees, although other fees covering examinations, certification and materials may still apply. 
  • Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study at Level 3 who do not have a first full Level 3 qualification (i.e. do not have 2 or more A Level passes or 4 or more AS Level qualifications, an NVQ at Level 3 or equivalent) will be exempt from tuition fees, although other fees covering examinations, certification and materials may still apply. 
  • Adults undertaking English or maths qualifications, including GCSEs, will not be charged tuition fees if they have not previously attained a GCSE Grade C or above in the subject. 
  • Adults who are in receipt of certain means tested benefits (Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance in the Work-related Activity Group) will be entitled to a reduction in fees. 
  • Recipients of Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Contribution-based ESA, DLA, Child Tax Credits or the new Universal Credit who are unemployed and wish to train or re-train in order to find work, may also be entitled to a reduction in fees. Valid documentary evidence of any qualifying benefits received must be provided in order for fee reduction to be applied.

For more details please contact the enquiry line on 0800 032 1986.

Hereford Campus

  • Level 2 First Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
  • Level 2 Construction Diplomas (Brickwork or Site Carpentry & Bench Joinery)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making
  • Level 2 Extended First Certificate in Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies
  • Level 2 Extended First Certificate in Public Services
  • Level 2 Extended First Certificate in Travel & Tourism
  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Diploma in Music
  • Level 2 Extended First Certificate in Sport
  • Level 2 Diploma in ICT

Holme Lacy Campus

  • Level 2 Diploma in Forestry & Countryside Skills
  • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
  • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horsecare
  • Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing

Associated Work-based Diplomas (previously NVQ’s) may also be available if adequate work-based evidence opportunities can be identified.

  • Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Agriculture

Level 3 Courses

Reduced fee Level 3 courses are for adults (aged 19-23 years) who do not have a full Level 3 qualification or equivalent as defined by the Skills Funding Agency (e.g. two or more A Level passes or 4 or more AS Level qualifications, a 90 Credit Diploma, and Extended or a Work-based Diploma at Level 3).

For more details please contact the enquiry line on 0800 032 1986.

Hereford Campus

  • Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing & IT
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle
  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Catering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making

Holme Lacy Campus

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Blacksmithing

Please call us on 0800 032 1986 for further details