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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 9 - 4 (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 4 (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.

Oswestry Campus

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies
  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Walford Campus

  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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.

Oswestry Campus

  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
  • Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business
  • Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production
  • Level 3 National Ext Dip in Information Technology
  • Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health Professionals

Walford Campus

  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management
  • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles