Enrolment and Fee Information

What you need to Enrol:

You will need your National Insurance number to hand and payment details, if required.

Please note: If you wish to be considered for a fee reduction, you need a recent document to prove that you qualify (see Fee Reduction Category table below).

Payment methods include:

  • Cash  

  • Credit/debit card

  • Cheque (made payable to Shipley College)

  • If relevant, a letter from your employer on headed paper stating they will pay your fees in full, if this applies to you.

  • Confirmation letter for 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (previously 24+ Advanced Learning Loan) for Level 3 or Level 4 courses

 

Fee Reduction Category

Evidence Required 

Jobseeker's Allowance

Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Employment and support allowance (Work Related Activity Group)

Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Aged 16-18 at 31 August 2017

You will be required to state your age on the enrolment form.

Level 2 or Level 3 Entitlement (aged 19-23 at the start of the course)

If you do not already have a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualification, you may not have to pay course fees.

Not working but claiming eligible benefits and the course would help you get a job

Benefits you are receiving. You will be required to sign a declaration form and to provide appropriate evidence. (e.g. Income support, Council Tax, Housing Benefit or Working Tax Credit).

Universal Credits

Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Pension Credits

Not eligible for a fee reduction.

 

Level 2 & Level 3 Entitlement

Please contact the Enrolment Office to see if you are eligible for a fee reduction under this category.

 

Studying for your first full Level 2 course and aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course:

If you are aged 19 - 23, meet the residency criteria (1b of the Enrolment Form) and do not have any of the qualifications listed below, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 2 course:

  • 5 GCSEs Grade A-C

  • 2 or 3 AS Levels

  • 5 O Levels, or 5 CSEs at Grade 1

  • BTEC First Diploma or Intermediate GNVQ

  • NVQ 2/Level 2 Diploma

  • QCF Level 2

  • Principle Learning at Level 2

 

Studying for your first full Level 3 course and aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course:

Equally, if you are aged 19 - 23, meet the residency criteria (1b of the Enrolment Form) and do not have any of the qualifications listed below, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 3 course:

  • 2 A levels

  • BTEC National Diploma or Certificate

  • G/NVQ 3/Level 3 Diploma

  • 4 or more AS Levels

 

19+ Advanced Learner Loan

If you are 19 or above at the start of your course and studying on a Level 3 or Level 4 programme, the College will provide you with a Learning and Funding information letter. You will need this letter to make a loan application by visiting the GOV website to either apply online or download and then post an application form. Please note: If you are 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course you may still be eligible for full funding on this course.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you can contact the Money Advice Service, established by the UK Government, who can offer free and impartial advice.

If you’re unsure whether the course you would like to study is right for you, then you can find support and advice from the National Careers Service.

You can also contact Student Services staff who are available to help with any queries.


Please note: If you have been granted a full or partial 19+ Advanced Learner Loan for a Level 3 or Level 4 course and you leave before the end date of the course, you will be liable for the balance of course fees not covered by your loan. The College’s policy is not to waive course fees, except in exceptional circumstances, when a student withdraws after the start of their course.

 

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