Enrolment starts at most centres the week before classes commence.
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 overseas students.
To be eligible for a fully or part-funded course you must be either:
The main categories for free tuition are:
Newham residents may be entitled to a reduced tuition fee of £2 per taught hour (plus examination fee and resources costs where applicable) if you are receiving one of the following benefits:
You will be required to bring proof of your entitlement to free or reduced tuition (e.g. benefit book) when you enrol.
Term Dates for Academic Year 2020
Enrolment starts 15th November 2019
6th January – 13th April 2020 (variable start dates, please confirm details with area office)
Half Term 17th February – 22nd February 2020
Enrolment starts 16th March 2020
20th April – 10th July 2019 (10 week courses)
20th April – 24th July 2020 (12 week courses)
Half Term 25th May – 30th May 2020
May Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020 (centres closed)
Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020 (centres closed)
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 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, DBS (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 two ways in which you can meet the cost:
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 £25,000 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:
You can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan in respect of any course which is identified by thelogo.