An enrolment form is in the back of the prospectus or can be downloaded from the college website (adult part time courses section).
Course fees must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Please note we are unable to offer concessions for recreational courses. You may also incur additional costs for materials / ingredients which need to be used as part of the course e.g. cookery courses and oil painting.
The fee covers teaching, tutorials and assessment / exam fees for the course if appropriate.
If you are enrolled on a qualification course in the part time programme, your deposit of £60 must accompany your enrolment form. If the course is more than 10 weeks duration you can pay your tuition fees in 2 instalments.
The first instalment must be paid on or before the enrolment evening on Monday 12th September. The final payment by 10th October. Unfortunately if the fees are not paid in full by this date you will be withdrawn from the course.
If you choose to pay by instalments, you make a commitment to follow the entire course, and may be liable for the full amount of fees and any exam costs etc that may have been paid on your behalf if you subsequently withdraw without making full payment. The fees quoted apply to 'home' and 'EU' students and may be subject to change.
If your employer is paying, please make this clear on the Learner's Agreement showing contact name and address.
Fees for assessments for Skills For Life must be paid in full before the start of the course.
All students enrolled on full time qualification courses are required to pay a College deposit of £60 for books and materials borrowed during the course. Please note the deposit is not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early.
All students enrolled on part time qualification courses are required to pay a College deposit of £40. Please note the deposit is not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early.) Recreational courses do not pay a College deposit.
If you're aged between 19 and 23 and in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group, you may be eligible for help with the tuition fees on some qualification courses.
Please note students claiming fee remission must enrol in person with proof of their eligibility. This should be the latest letter detailing your eligibility to JSA or the appropriate ESA.
If you are aged between 19 and 23 and have not previously achieved a full level 2 or 3 qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. For information on these entitlements please contact the College.
Although we have made every effort to ensure that the information in this booklet is accurate, details are subject to change and the College reserves the right to make such changes as are deemed necessary.
We hope that everything goes well with your course, but sometimes problems arise. Therefore, if you are unhappy with our service, please let us know so that we can learn for the future. If you have a complaint, please raise it in the first instance with your tutor or the Adult Education Manager. If you are still unhappy with the situation, you can write to the Principal. We shall always try to respond quickly and constructively.
If the number of students on your course falls below a certain level (usually 8 students) we will contact you and discuss the options. These may include reducing the total hours of the course, reducing the number of weeks, or amalgamating with another group. As a last resort we reserve the right to close the course.