Tuition Fees for Further Education

Funding your course may be easier than you think. To see if you qualify for free funding, see the table below:

Are you... Age? Wanting to Study... What will you pay

A school leaver?

16-18

All courses

All courses are FREE

In receipt of the following benefits:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)?
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the WRAG?
  • *Universal Credit?

OR

  • Unemployed (or on low wages**) and on other benefits and looking to engage with a course that will allow you to seek employment?

*Must be receiving Universal Credit and earning less than 16 times the National Minimum wage per week (or less than £330 per month) and in one of the following Jobcentre Plus (JCP) groups:

  • All Work Related Requirements Group
  • Work Preparation Group
  • Work Focused Interview Group

**Must be earning less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week (or less than £330 per month)

19-23

ESOL course
Entry Level
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

The majority of courses are FREE*

24+

ESOL course
Entry Level
Level 1
Level 2

The majority of courses are FREE*

24+

Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the full cost of course fees

Not in receipt of benefits? Thinking of studying your first entry level or level 1 course?

19+

Entry Level
Level 1

Course fees apply

Not in receipt of benefits? Thinking of studying your first level 2 course?

19+

Level 2
(Eligible qualifications)

Majority of courses are FREE*

Not in receipt of benefits? Thinking of studying a level 2 course, having achieved a level 2 qualification?

19+

Level 2
(Eligible qualifications)

Course fees apply

Not in receipt of benefits? Thinking of studying your first level 3 course?

19-23

Level 3
(Eligible qualifications)

The majority of courses are FREE*

24+

Level 3
(Eligible qualifications)

You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the full cost of course fees

Not in receipt of benefits?
Thinking of studying a level 3 course having already achieved a level 3 qualification?

19+

Level 3
(Eligible qualifications)

You are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the full cost of course fees

Thinking of studying Basic Maths or English having previously not attained a grade A*-C?

19+

Basic Maths and/or English

All tuition fees are free

Thinking of studying GCSE Maths or English having previously not attained a grade A*-C?

19+

GCSE Maths and/or English

All tuition fees are free

Thinking of studying at degree level?

All ages

HNC
HND
Foundation Degree
Honours Degree

Course fees apply (Tuition Fee Loan may be available

Thinking of studying a commercial part time or short course?

All ages

All levels

These courses do not qualify for fee waivers or financial support

Please note: Commercial part-time and short courses that are associated with a cost do not qualify for fee waivers or financial support.

Financial support

Additional financial support is available to help you with practical costs such as travel and childcare.

International students

Fees and payment information is available for international students in our International Student Fees Policy.

Contact us

Our student advisers are here to help with all aspects of funding. Contact us on T 01253 504496 or E careers@blackpool.ac.uk.

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