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Fees Guidance - Full Time Courses

Herefordshire and Ludlow College believes in giving everyone equal opportunities to study further education. The College receives some funding from the Government to support student study and this varies depending on the course being studied, the student’s age and their level of study. Because of this, there are some fees that the College may have to pass on to students. Please note: costs on course pages are for guidance purposes only and should be checked prior to enrolment.

Are you aged between 16 and 18 years?

For students who enrol on their further education full-time course before their 19th birthday there are no tuition or examination fees. Some courses may charge fees to cover materials, equipment, specialist clothing, etc. 

Are you aged over 19 or over?

If you are aged 19 or over at the start of your course then tuition fees will vary. As everyone has individual circumstances then the best way to work out the fees relevant to you is to call and speak to our Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986.

Advanced Learner Loans (19+)

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

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 certain criteria. (See Fee Reductions for Adults

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 available are:

  • 16 - 19 Discretionary Bursary - for students under 19 years on 31st August 2020
  • 19+ Learner Support Fund - for students aged 19 and above studying up to and including Level 2 and at Level 3 if they qualify for reduced fees
  • Advanced Learner Loan Bursary - for students aged 19 and above studying at Levels 3 or 4 who have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan

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:

Paying by instalments may be available for courses whose fees exceed £200.  The College uses Worldpay FuturePay agreements to facilitate this. 

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