Fees for part time courses
All course fees must be paid at the enrolment stage. For 2021/22, most courses offer an online enrolment / payment process but you can also enrol in person at the Tycoch Campus (you must make an appointment, please see the How to Enrol section for details).
What does the price include?
In most instances, a single course fee covers administration, examination (excluding re-sits), certification costs, access to the College’s libraries and certain resource costs for each year of study. The course fee does not normally include tuition as this is usually funded separately by Welsh Government.
There may be additional costs attached to some courses which are not included in the advertised fee e.g. course books/equipment. Get in touch with us or ask at enrolment for details of any additional costs on your chosen course.
Third party payments
If a third party (such as an employer) is paying for your course, you must provide supporting evidence to the College at enrolment. This can include an authority to invoice form, a formal letter of authorisation, a student finance remittance or a purchase order. Please contact us to check what arrangements your sponsor has made with us.
Payment plans can be arranged for courses costing over £100, which incurs a £10 administration fee. Our payment plans are 50% of the course fee at enrolment, followed by two further instalments.
Eligibility to study
There are new rules regarding residency under the EU Settlement Scheme. If you do not qualify under this scheme or other schemes allowing access to post 16 education, you may need to pay additional fees. We can discuss this with you when you enrol. You will be asked to provide evidence of your residency status at enrolment.
If fees are not paid, the College will take steps to recover the outstanding amount. This may lead to debt recovery action, a late payment fee and the withholding of your academic certificates. In the event of a third party failing to pay, the student will be liable for the cost of the course. If you withdraw from a course, you may still be liable for the costs in accordance with our refunds policy.
If we receive information following enrolment that changes your residency status, you may also have to pay additional fees.
If we cancel a class or move a group to a different day, time or venue which is unsuitable for you, the course fees will be refunded in full. Other than these circumstances, the College will not normally refund course fees. Dependent on the circumstances, an administration fee may be charged for refunds.
Classes that are not fully booked will either be cancelled or combined with another class. Students enrolled onto these programmes will be notified of any change before the start of the course and, if appropriate, alternative options will be given. For further details on our cancellation policy, contact us on 01792 284000.
Some of our courses would previously have been offered with a discounted price or concession. This year, we have set the costs for these courses at the lower amount for all learners.