Fees and Funding

You can find out all the information you need to know about fees and funding for our courses below.


No course fees for 16-18 year olds.


No course fees for 19-24 year olds with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). What is an EHCP?

    Level 2

  • Games Development £2,882
  • Music Performance & Technology £4,425
  • Music Performance & Vocal Artist £4,425
  • Music Technology £4,425
  • Videography, Photography & Design £2,882

    Level 3

  • Animation & VFX £2,882
  • Esports Management £2,882
  • Film, Videography & Photography £2,882
  • Games Art £2,882
  • Games Technology £2,882
  • Graphic & Digital Design £2,882
  • Music Performance £2,882
  • Music Technology £2,882
  • Vocal Artist £2,882

    Access to HE

  • Electronic Music Production £4,835
  • Media & Content Creation £3,384
  • Music Production £4,835

    Level 4

  • Artist Development £4,425
Advance Learner Loan

Aged 19 or over and thinking about studying a Level 3 or Level 4 course at Access Creative College? You may be able to get an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for it.

Most learners aged 19 and over, will qualify for these loans from the UK Government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over the repayment threshold. Find out more.

It’s important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options for paying for your course before choosing to take out a loan.

If you are 19 to 23 and are studying your first full Level 3 qualification you might not need to pay for your course at another college or training provider. You can still choose to fund your Level 3 qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan, but if you choose to fund it with an Advanced Learner Loan, you lose your entitlement to funding from other providers. The National Careers Service will be able to advise you which learning providers in your local area offer the course you want to do, without you having to pay for it.

If you want advice on managing your finances you can get impartial money advice from the Money Advice Service.


Generally speaking, yes. Previous qualifications you’ve achieved won’t affect your ability to apply for your first loan. However, depending on when you started your course, you might not be able to get another loan to do the same
type of course at the same level.

You also cannot take out another loan for an Access to HE Course if you have previously funded an Access to HE course with an Advanced Learner Loan.


There’s a maximum amount of loan available to you based on the type of qualification you’re doing. Access Creative College will be able to advise you of this amount.


You’ll be due to start repaying your loan in the April after you complete or leave your course. You’ll only start making repayments when your income is over the repayment threshold. If your income falls below these thresholds, repayments will stop and only re-start when your income is over these thresholds.
Please visit gov.uk for more information.
You can also make voluntary repayments direct to SLC at any time in order to
accrue less interest and pay off your loan more quickly.