Find out about Fees

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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+

Please note: funding arrangements for learners age 19+ will not be confirmed until Spring 2021. The information below relates to 2020 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, 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 Music: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670 per year)

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 per year)
  • 24 or over: Adult Learner Loans (£4,670 per year)

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:

  • 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: self-funded only (learner pays £3,000)
  • 24+ and working: co-funded (£1,800)
  • 19+ and earning less than £18,135 per year: funded (free)

 

 

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.

Repayment information can be found below.

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