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Adult Education & Part Time Courses: Fees & Support

How do I enrol and pay?

  • All enrolments and payments are made via our website
  • Payment can be made by debit/credit card.
  • If you want help with the enrolment process or want to pay by cash or cheque, you are invited to drop in between 6pm and 8pm on Monday 17th September 2018 for support.
  • No enrolment will be processed without the appropriate fee and/or College deposit.
  • Please DO NOT send cash through the post.

Paying your fees

Recreational courses

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 or ingredients which need to be used as part of the course e.g. cookery courses and oil painting.

Part time qualification courses:

The fee covers teaching, tutorials and assessment/exam fees for the course if appropriate. If you are enrolled on a full time qualification course in the part-time programme, your deposit of £30 plus the £10 certificate postage charge must be paid on acceptance of the offer of a place. Course fees must be paid in full at least two weeks before the course begins. 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.

Skills For Life courses:

Fees for assessments for Skills For Life must be paid in full before the start of the course.

College Deposit:

All students enrolled on full time qualification courses are required to pay a College deposit of £30 for books and materials borrowed during the course when accepting the place, along with a £10 certificate postage charge. Please note these are not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early. All students enrolled on part-time evening qualification courses are required to pay a £10 certificate postage charge. Please note this is not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early. If you wish to borrow resources from the College you will need to pay a College deposit of £30.

Recreational courses do not pay a College deposit or certificate postage fee.


Am I entitled to help with fees?

Fee Remission

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.

Refunds for all courses

  • If your chosen course does not run, we will refund your payment in full.
  • If you choose to withdraw from a course in the first week, we will refund your payment, but a deduction of £12 will be made for administration, plus a charge for the week you have attended. You must inform us of your intention to withdraw within 5 working days of starting the course.
  • Refunds will not normally be offered after the first week of a course, unless there are exceptional circumstances. You must apply for the refund in writing.
  • If the College has to close due to adverse weather conditions, power failure or fire, alternative arrangements will be offered where possible.

What facilities and support are available to me?

  • If you are following a qualification course and have paid your College deposit, you can have access to the College's Learning Resource Centre during normal College hours and up to 7.00pm on Mondays. You must have a Student ID card to access this facility. Extra study support is available for students on exam based courses who have difficulties coping with the demands of their course. Details can be obtained from Student Services.
  • Information on Adult Bursaries available from Student Services on 01424 214545 ext 1163.

What other important information should I know about?

Changes to Details

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.

Problems

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. If you are still unhappy with the situation, you can follow the complaints procedure and write to the Principal. We shall always try to respond quickly and constructively.

Course Viability

If the number of students on your course falls below a certain level (usually 6 students) the College reserves the right to make changes to the offer to enable the course to run where possible. These changes may include:

  • reducing the total hours of the course
  • reducing the number of weeks
  • amalgamating with another group
As a last resort we reserve the right to close the course.

All Payments

All fees are paid online via our website. If you need advice or support with this process the Finance Department is situated at the main Bexhill College site in Penland Road. Open from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Telephone: 01424 214545 (Select option 4)

Reasons to choose Adult Learning at Bexhill College

  • Purpose-built campus with modern facilities
  • Impressive 200-seat theatre and performing arts space
  • Large, safe and well-lit car-parking
  • A wide range of courses
  • Early Years Nursery
  • Fully equipped sports centre
  • Fantastic reputation
  • High quality teaching
  • Fun and friendly atmosphere

Wide Range Of Courses

Skills For Life courses

Recreational courses

Assessor
courses

Qualification courses

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