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Financial Support

Find out how much your course will cost and how to finance your studies.

Depending on the course and your personal circumstances you may be able to study for free or receive support towards your fees.

Please note: if you meet the eligibility criteria below you will need to provide evidence about your personal circumstances before your enrolment can be processed.

If you have any queries please complete an online enquiry form or call our Student Services team on 0151 551 7777.


16-18

Free

You may also be entitled to additional financial support.

Aged 19 and over

Entry and level 1 courses are free to:

  • students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan

Entry and level 1 courses may be free if you are:

  • unemployed and in receipt of a state benefit
  • a resident of the Liverpool City Region (Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens or Halton)

or

  • if you live outside of the Liverpool City Region and earn less than £17,374.50 per year (£1,448.00 per month)

You may also be eligible for support through a bursary. Visit our Bursary and Loans page for more information.

Please note, as part of enrolment to the College you will be asked to provide evidence about your personal circumstances before your application can be processed.

16-18

Free

You may also be entitled to additional financial support.

Aged 19 and over

Level 2 courses are free to:

  • students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan

Level 2 courses may be free if you are:

  • unemployed and in receipt of a state benefit
  • studying a full Level 2 course, are aged 19-23 and have not already successfully studied a full Level 2 qualification
  • a resident of the Liverpool City Region (Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens or Halton)

or

  • if you live outside of the Liverpool City Region and earn less than £17,374.50 per year (£1,448.00 per month)

You may also be eligible for support through a bursary or the 19+ Support Fund. Visit our Bursary and Loans page for more information.

Please note, as part of enrolment to the College you will be asked to provide evidence about your personal circumstances before your application can be processed.

16-18

Free

You may also be entitled to additional financial support.

Aged 19 and over

Level 3 courses are free to:

  • students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan

Level 3 courses may be free if you are:

  • aged 19-23 and do not already have a full level 3 qualification
  • aged 19+, do not already have a full Level 3 qualification and are choosing to study a course funded by the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

You may also be eligible for support through a bursary, the 19+ Support Fund or an Adult Learner Loan. Visit our Bursary and Loans page for more information.

Please note, as part of enrolment to the College you will be asked to provide evidence about your personal circumstances before your application can be processed.

You can search for a course here: Course Explorer.

  • Are Maths and English qualifications free?

    GCSEs and Functional Skills are free if you have not achieved a GCSE Grade C/4 or higher. If you have a GCSE Grade C/4 and want to improve your grade then fees may apply. Please contact us for more information.

  • Are ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses free?

    Funding may be available to cover some or all of your fees. Please contact us for more information.

  • Which benefits may mean I am eligible for free courses?

    As part of enrolment to the College you will be asked to provide evidence.

    • Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Benefit
    • Employment and Support Allowance (work related activity group)
    • Universal Credit
    • Income Support
    • Working Tax Credit (if you earn less than £4,066 per annum)
    • Released on Temporary Licence (ROTL)

  • What is a full Level 2 course?

    You have a full Level 2 course if you have already successfully achieved any of the following:

    • 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C or 9 - 4
    • BTEC First Diploma
    • NVQ Level 2
    • GNVQ Intermediate


    If you have other qualifications that you think may qualify we will check these at enrolment.

  • What is full Level 3 course?

    You have a first full Level 3 course if you have already successfully achieved any of the following:

    • 2 A Levels at grade A*- E (9 - 2)
    • BTEC National Diploma
    • BTEC Extended Diploma
    • BTEC National Certificate
    • NVQ Level 3
    • GNVQ Advanced


    If you have other qualifications that you think may qualify we will check these at enrolment.

Please note: information about fees and eligibility are subject to change. The information on this page is correct at the time of publishing and will be regularly updated.

If you have any queries please contact our Student Services team on 0151 551 7777 who will be able to accurately assess your fee-paying status.

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Overseas students

If you are an overseas student, please contact Student Services for information on fees – call 0151 551 7777.

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