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19+ (Adult) Student Fee

Course Fees for 19+ students

The levels of fees and financial support are complex and subject to change. More detailed guidelines can be accessed from the Information Centre, by telephoning 020 7258 2721.

Please remember that fees are for 1 year only and fees for subsequent years will be required at the beginning of each academic year.


If you are in receipt of benefits such as Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) your tuition is free. You will not have to pay tuition fees if you are aged 19 or over and the course is either at Entry Level, Level 1 (excluding Skills for Life) or your first Full Level 2.

Examples of Entry Level or Level 1 courses are:

  • Entry Level Certificate in English (not ESOL)
  • Entry Level Awards in Work Skills E3
  • GCSE grades D-G
  • Introductory Certificate in Basic Construction Skills
  • National Award in Leisure & Tourism.

Examples of Full Level 2 courses are:

  • 5 GCSEs grade A-C
  • 5 O-level passes
  • 5 CSE Grade 1
  • 2 AS levels or more
  • 1 A-level or more
  • NVQ 2 Intermediate GNVQ or higher
  • City & Guilds Part 2
  • RSA Diploma or Certificate.

If you are aged 19 to 23 and studying your first Full Level 3 the following applies:

Examples of Full Level 3 courses are:

  • 2 or more A-level passes or 4 or more AS levels
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • NVQ Level 3.


If you are not in receipt of benefits (JSA or ESA) and you already have a Full Level 2, Full Level 3 or higher qualification you will be required to pay full fees. The cost will vary depending on the course and your mode of study (full-time or part-time). You will be expected to pay the following:

  • Tuition fees.
  • Examination fees - these include all centre and board registration/examinations fees.
  • Material fees - the cost of necessary materials supplied by the College or the cost of any educational visits the course may require.

For further information regarding fees please contact our Information Centre.


Fees for these courses are the same for all students, regardless of age, qualifications or home country. Prices of these courses reflect the cost of materials, facilities and teaching and – we believe – represent excellent value for money. No concessions are available.

Employer sponsor

If your employer or sponsor has agreed to pay your fees, we will invoice them directly for payment of fees associated with your course. You will not be able to complete your enrolment without providing us with a letter from your employer/sponsor, on company or organisation headed paper, with a dated and signed purchase order number.

Alternatively, you may complete the Employer Sponsor Form, available from the Information Centre. Should circumstances arise where we do not receive the course fees due, the responsibility for payment of any outstanding fees will rest with you.

How should I pay?

You can pay by cash, debit or credit card or BACS transfer.