How to Enrol/Fees

How to Enrol:

Enrolment starts at most centres the week before classes commence.

Course Costs:

Fees are payable before or at the start of the course. There may be additional fees for exams or for materials, please check the full course cost when you enrol.

The different categories of fees described below are for UK/EU Nationals and fees are generally higher for oversea students.


To be eligible for a fully or part-funded course you must be either:
  • A resident of the UK/EU for 3 years prior to the beginning of the course
  • A British/EU citizen or have the right to reside in the uk
  • A refugee who has been resident in the UK since the granting of refugee status
  • An asylum seeker with 6 months residency
The main categories for free tuition are:
  • On an English or Maths course
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Studying your first full Level 2 qualification
  • Aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification
  • Studying your first full Level 3 qualification having left the British Armed Forces after completing 4 or more years of service or, having completed basic training, been medically discharged due to an injury in active service
  • Eligibility will be assessed at enrolment.
Newham residents may be entitled to a reduced tuition fee of £1 per taught hour (plus examination fee and resources costs where applicable) if you are receiving one of the following benefits:
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Disability Allowance
  • State Old Age Pension Credit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Contribution Based ESA (No Work Related Activity Group) or if you are an unwaged dependent of someone receiving one of the above benefits

You will be required to bring proof of your entitlement to free or reduced tuition (e.g. benefit book) when you enrol.

2017/2018 Term Dates

Autumn Term
Enrolment starts 4th September 2017
11th September 2017 - 25th November 2017 (10 week courses)
11th September 2017 - 9th December 2017 (12 week courses)
Half Term 23rd October 2017 - 28th October 2017

Spring Term
Enrolment starts 11th December 2017
2nd January 2018 - 17th March 2018 (10 week courses)
2nd January 2018 - 29th March 2018 (12 week courses)
Half Term 12th February 2018 - 17th February 2018

Summer Term
Enrolment starts 9th April 2018
16th April 2018 - 30th June 2018 (10 week courses)
16th April 2018 - 14th July 2018 (12 week courses)
Half Term 28th May 2018 - 2nd June 2018

Are you over 19 years old and want to study for a Level 3 qualification?

Would you like to know more about 19+ Advanced Learning Loans?

If you are over 19 and applying for a Diploma course at Level 3 or above, you will need to pay the full course fee - there are no subsidised rates available to 19+ Level 3 learners.

The full course fee covers ALL costs of your course including tuition, exam fee, CRB (where necessary) and linked course resources.

Provided you meet all the criteria for studying at our centres and have been offered a place on your chosen course, there are 2 ways in which you can meet the cost:

  • You can pay the full fee yourself either as a one-off payment or in an agreed pattern of instalments.

  • You can apply to the Student Loans Company for an interest free loan to cover the costs of your course fee.

The monthly payment is made directly to Newham Adult Learning Service so you do not have to worry about making payments for your course once your loan is agreed.

Although the loan from the Student Loan Company is repayable, repayments do not apply until you reach an annual income of approximately £21,000 and, in any case, at that point monthly repayments are very small.

Newham Adult Learning Service fully supports the Student Loan application process for students as we are aware it can be daunting for those who have not applied for this type of loan before. If you are thinking about taking a Level 3 course and would like more information about applying for a loan, or have decided to take a loan and would like help with the application process, please contact:

Ashley Hughes on 020 3373 0297 or email ashley.hughes@newham.gov.uk

You can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan in respect of any course which is identified by the logo.