Part-time courses – Fees & Funding

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Qualification Courses – Co-Funded by Government

If you are aged 19+ and have been ‘ordinarily’ resident in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course (only for Level 2 courses or below) the Government will co-fund your fees. The fee you will pay equates to approximately 50% or less of the FULL COST.

Qualification Courses – Free Tuition

FREE tuition may apply if you are aged 19+ and satisfy one (or more) of the criteria below:

  • You are working and earn less than £ 20.572 per year and resident in the Greater London Authority(GLA) area (area within the M25) or £16,009.50 if you are resident outside of the GLA area- exact eligibility is based on postcode and subject to change in November, call Client Services on 020 8651 1131 to confirm
  • Aged 19-23, studying or working towards your first full Level 2 qualification
  • Aged 19-23, studying your first full Level 3 qualification
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), including those with NI credits only and enrolling on a course to gain skills for employment
  • In receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and are in the Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG) and enrolling on a course to gain skills for employment
  • Unemployed and able to provide current documentary evidence of a means-tested benefit and you are undertaking skills training that will help get you into work
  • In receipt of Universal Credit and mandated to undertake skills training

Qualification Courses – Full Cost

FULL COST tuition will apply if you are aged 19+ and have NOT been ‘ordinarily’ resident in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course. You may also need to pay additional fees based on the course eg assessment fees. FULL COST applies if there is no extra Government funding for this qualification.

ESOL Courses

You may qualify for FREE tuition, call our Client Services team on 020 8651 1131 for more information.

Maths and English Courses

You may qualify for FREE tuition, call our Client Services team on 020 8651 1131 for more information.

Leisure Courses – Full Fee

These courses are primarily for 19+ adults. The full published fee will apply if you are aged 19+, unless you qualify for a concessionary fee. If the ‘ordinarily’ resident criterion does not apply to you, additional fees may apply.

Payments for all Courses

Please note that to qualify for a concessionary fee, suitable evidence must be supplied when you enrol. For those with learning difficulties or disabilities we will need to see a copy of your EHCP. For JSA, ESA, Universal Credit or other means-tested benefits, evidence must be supplied as an official letter (eg from a Government department), dated not more than 3 months prior to enrolment, as well as your National Insurance number. Unless documentary evidence is supplied when you enrol, we will not be able to give you free tuition or a concessionary fee.

Material Fees

Depending on the course you apply for, you may be asked to contribute towards materials that you take away with you eg sewing materials, or flowers on a floristry course. You will be advised of any costs when you enrol as concession fees do not cover material fees.


Loan Bursary Fund

You may also be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan Bursary for additional help with equipment, childcare and travel to College.

Advanced Learner Loans

Financial support may be available from the Government if you are aged 19+ to help with the cost of studying a full Level 3 course or above. The minimum loan amount is £300. You won’t pay anything back until you complete your course and your income is over £25,725 per year. Call our Client Services team on 020 8651 1131 for more information.


Refunds

You will not normally be entitled to a refund unless your course is cancelled by the College. If in exceptional circumstances a written request for a refund is agreed, an administration fee of £30 will be applied, please refer to the Fees and Refunds Policy. John Ruskin College will abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

Cancellations

We may have to cancel sessions of courses in circumstances beyond our control, such as power failure, extreme weather or sudden staff sickness. The fee you pay is for the whole course, not a set number of weeks and hours. In the event of a cancelled session, we endeavour to ensure that any missed content is covered in the remaining available weeks.

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.