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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 2019 then you won’t have to pay any fees. All courses are FREE!

ADULTS AGED 19+

Please note: funding arrangements for learners age 19+ will not be confirmed until Spring 2020. The information below relates to 2019 entry and is subject to change.

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 & London

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

Level 3 Music, Games & Media: Adult Learner Loans (Music L3 £4,995, Games & Media L3 £4,670)

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

Level 1: funded for 19-23s with EHCP only, no places available for other 19+.

Lincoln, Manchester, Norwich & York

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

Level 3 Music: Adult Learner Loans (£4,995)

Level 3 Games & Media:

  • 19-23 first Level 3 qualification: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 3 qualification or above: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670)
  • 24 or over: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670)

 

Level 2 Games & Media:

  • 19-23 first Level 2 qualification: funded (free)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification or above and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 19-23 and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 24+ and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 24+ and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 19+ and earning less than £16,009.50 per year: funded (free)

 

L2 Music

  • 19-23 first Level 2 qualification: self-funded only (learner pays £3,000)
  • 19-23 with prior Level 2 qualification or above and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 19-23 and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 24+ and unemployed: funded (free)
  • 24+ and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 19+ and earning less than £16,009.50 per year: funded (free)

 

Level 1: funded for 19-23s with EHCP only, no places available for other 19+

Applicants over 19+ can now apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of courses at Level 3 and Level 4.and you won’t need to pay anything back until you start earning over £25,725 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 £25,725 per year;
  • loans not repaid within 30 years are written off.

Repayment information can be found below.

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