How much will it cost?

Aged 19+

There are fees attached to all courses but the good news is you may be entitled to financial help from college towards payment of fees, travel costs, childcare, residential fees or equipment or equipment required for your course (conditions apply).  You may not have to pay course fees if you are claiming certain benefits or you are studying your first full level 2 course, or if you are aged 19-23, your first full level 3 course (conditions apply). Traineeships are also fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for 16-24 year olds.

Our course fees at Wiral Met College include tuition and examination fees, unless otherwise stated.

Advanced Learner Loans

From August 2016, Advanced Learner Loans will give students aged 19+ in further education, studying eligible level 3-6 courses, access to financial support for tuition costs from the Student Loans Company.

Currently, if the loan is for an Access to Higher Education course and you subsequently go on to complete a higher education course, you won't have to pay back your Advanced Learner Loan.

Loan repayments apply once you have completed your course and earn over £21,000.

It's easy to apply, your household income isn't taken into account and there are no credit checks.  For more information, visit:

Before applying, you will need to check the course you are applying for is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.  You will receive a Learning and Funding Information letter from us when you are offered a place on the course.

Further Financial Assistance

In addition to the Advanced Learner Loan, there is a range of financial assistance available including:

  • 19+ Learner Support Fund
  • 20+ Childcare Support

Click here for information on applying for the Childcare Support Fund.

For more information about financial support download our fees and discounts leaflet or call 0151 551 7777.

Don't forget, you can seek impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service.

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