Enrolment and Fee Information

What you need to Enrol:

You will need your National Insurance number to hand and payment details, if required.

Please note: If you wish to be considered for a fee reduction, you need a recent document to prove that you qualify (see Fee Reduction Category table below).

Payment methods include:

  • Cash  

  • Credit/debit card

  • Cheque (made payable to Shipley College)

  • If relevant, a company email or a letter from your employer on headed paper stating they will pay your fees in full, if this applies to you.

  • Confirmation letter for an Advanced Learner Loan for Level 3 or Level 4 courses. 

     

Fee Reduction Category

Evidence Required 

Jobseeker's Allowance/ Universal Credit

Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Employment and Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group)

Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Aged 16-18 at 31 August 2017

You will be required to state your age on the enrolment form.

Level 2 or Level 3 Entitlement (aged 19-23 at the start of the course)

If you do not already have a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualification, you may not have to pay course fees.

Not working but claiming eligible benefits and the course would help you get a job

Benefits you are receiving. You will be required to sign a declaration form and to provide appropriate evidence. (e.g. Income support, Council Tax, Housing Benefit or Working Tax Credit).

Pension Credits

Not eligible for a fee reduction.

 

Level 2 & Level 3 Entitlement

Please contact the Enrolment Office to see if you are eligible for a fee reduction under this category.

Studying for your first full Level 2 course and aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course:

If you are aged 19 - 23, meet the residency criteria (1b of the Enrolment Form) and do not have any of the qualifications listed below, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 2 course:

  • 5 GCSEs Grade A-C (9-4)

  • 2 or 3 AS Levels

  • 5 O Levels, or 5 CSEs at Grade 1

  • BTEC First Diploma or Intermediate GNVQ

  • NVQ 2/Level 2 Diploma

  • QCF Level 2

  • Principal Learning at Level 2

 

Studying for your first full Level 3 course and aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course:

Equally, if you are aged 19 - 23, meet the residency criteria (1b of the Enrolment Form) and do not have any of the qualifications listed below, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 3 course:

  • 2 A levels

  • BTEC National Diploma or Certificate

  • G/NVQ 3/Level 3 Diploma

  • 4 or more AS Levels

 


THE ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

What is an Advanced Learner Loan?

An Advanced Learner Loan may be able to help with the cost of course fees. They are for anyone aged 19 and over to help fund the tuition fees to study qualifications at Level 3 or Level 4. Repayments on the loan don't start until you have completed the course and are earning more than £25,000 a year. 

More information can be found at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

How do I apply for an Advanced Learner Loan?

The College will provide you with a Learning and Funding Information letter. You will need this letter to make a loan application by visiting www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan to either apply online or download and post an applicaiton form.

Useful to know:

  • If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you should contact the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, who can offer free, impartial advice by visiting their website - Money Advice Service
  • If you have been granted a full or partial Advanced Learner Loan , you will still be liable for the balance of course and exam fees not covered by the loan and the College may be able to offer instalment payments via standing order.
  • If you withdraw from a course funded by the Advanced Learner Loan, the College's policy is not to refund course and exam fees, except in exceptional circumstances. You will remain liable for any part of the course and exam fees not received by the College from the Student Loans Company.
    If the fees are not paid in full within the notice period or as agreed, the outstanding debt will be referred to the College's debt collection agents. A debt recovery administration charge of 12% may be added to the outstanding debt to cover the debt collection costs.

 You can also contact Student Services staff who are available to help with any queries.

 

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