Fees and Funding

The amount you pay to study at Capel Manor College will depend upon your personal circumstances and the course you are enrolling on to.

Advertised fees are subject to change and cover tuition only. The full cost of your course will be the course’s tuition fees, and the awarding body examination or registration fee. For some courses you will also be required to pay an additional supplementary fee for the cost of materials.

The following information is for guidance only and your personal circumstances will be discussed at interview.

Tuition fees
For 16 to 18 year olds

If you are aged 16 to 18 years old your course is free.

For those aged 19 and over

You will not have to pay tuition fees for government funded courses if:

  • You are 19 to 23 years old, enrolling onto an Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2 course, unemployed and in receipt of ‘active’ state benefits such as income and contribution-based Job Seeker’s Allowance, or work-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • You are 19 to 23 years old, a UK citizen living in England and do not have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs at grades A to C, Level 2 Diploma or equivalent) and are enrolling on a Level 1 or full Level 2 course
  • You are 19 to 23 years old, a UK citizen living in England and have not previously achieved a full Level 3 qualification (two A levels or four AS levels or Level 3 Diploma or Access to Higher Education Diploma)
  • You are 19 to 23 years old, have previously achieved a Level 2 qualification, are enrolling on to an Entry 3, Level 1 or a different Level 2 qualification but earn less than £20,962.50 if you live in London or £17,004 if you live outside of London

You will not be allowed to enrol without bringing your current documents confirming evidence of your ‘active’ benefits. Documents dated more than three months prior to enrolment cannot be submitted as evidence.

Once fully enrolled all fees are non-refundable unless the College takes the decision to close the course.

If you are 19 to 23 years old, have already achieved a full Level 3 qualification or if you are 24 years old and over and wish to enrol onto a full Level 3 qualification, Advanced Learner Loans are available from the Student Loans Company to help with the cost of these courses. Find out more www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Registration fees for all students under 19 are paid by the College. All students aged 19 and over (except those exempt from tuition fees) are required to pay registration fees. Registration and examination fees are payable in full at enrolment and may be subject to change as the price is set by the exam’s awarding body.

Registration fees and tuition fees paid at enrolment are non-refundable.

When you come in to enrol you will be assessed as to what fee you need to pay and whether you meet the criteria for waived tuition and examination fees. If you would like advice about whether you might be entitled to a fee waiver, please speak to a member of our Admissions team.

For some courses the College may make an extra equipment/consumable charge to cover the cost of the materials used.

Material/consumable fees paid at enrolment are non-refundable.

Students from European Union member states pay tuition fees as charged to UK residents.

Overseas students are those who have not been resident in the UK or another EU country for the three years prior to the start of the course. There is an annually agreed tuition fee for overseas students. Please note that tuition fee waivers do not apply to overseas students and overseas students cannot apply for bursaries from the College’s Discretionary Learner Support Funds.

The £40 Campus Fee is non-refundable. It will however be refunded should your chosen course not run or should any change to its timing, day of the week or location be inconvenient for you.

The College reserves the right to cancel any course in the unlikely event of low recruitment or retention. If a suitable alternative course cannot be identified, the Campus Fee will be refunded.

The College administers Discretionary Learner Support Funds provided by the government to support further education students’ financial needs. This can help to pay for accommodation, travel, books, equipment and child care. The Admissions team can provide further information and application forms for all support funds.

Career development loans may be available for those students who have received Local Education Authority support in the past. For detailed advice on career development loans follow the Education and Learning link on www.direct.gov.uk