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Course Fees

  • 16-18s
  • ADULTS AGED 19+
  • ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN
16-18s

The good news is that if you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2021 then you won’t have to pay any fees. All courses are FREE!

ADULTS AGED 19+

Funding and fee information below relates to September 2021 entry. Details for September 2022 entry will be confirmed in March/April 2022 and updated accordingly.

Funding for learners aged 19 and over varies depending on the level and subject of the course, your previous qualifications and where you live. Please see more details below:

Birmingham, Bristol, Lincoln, London, Norwich & York

Level 4 Artist Development: Adult Learner Loans (£4,425)

Level 3 Music, Games & Esports: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670 per year), Level 3 Media & Events: Adult Learner Loans (first year £2,882, second year £4,670)

Level 3 Computing: Not funded for learners aged 19 or over. Learners will need to self-fund the course at a cost of £4,670 per year. 

Level 2 Music, Games & Media: Self-funded only (learner pays £3,000)

Manchester

Level 4 Artist Development: Adult Learner Loans (£4,425)

Level 3 Esports, Games & Music: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670 per year)

Level 3 Games & Media: Adult Learner Loans (£2,882 per year)

T Level Software Development: not funded for learners aged 19+

Level 2 Games & Music:

  • 19+ and earning less than £18,135 per year: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification or above and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 24+ unemployed: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 24+ working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 19-23 first Level 2 qualification: self-funded only (learner pays £3,000)

 

Level 2 Media

  • 19+ and earning less than £18,135 per year: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification or above and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 24+ unemployed: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification and working: co-funded (£1,441)
  • 24+ working: co-funded (£1,441)
  • 19-23 first Level 2 qualification: self-funded only (learner pays £3,000)

Applicants over 19+ can now apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of courses at Level 3 and Level 4, loans will be needed for each year of study but you won’t need to pay anything back until you start earning over £27,295* per year.

These loans:

  • are required for each year of the course;
  • have no upfront costs for the learner;
  • repayments start the April after finishing the course;
  • repayments don’t start until you are earning over £27,295* per year;
  • loans not repaid within 30 years are written off.

 

*Figure correct for 2021 entry. Details for 2022 entry will be confirmed in March/April 2022.

Repayment information can be found below.

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