Fees for adult courses

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team. Call: 01274 433172 or  email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Fee exemption

The following groups will be exempt from paying fees to study a Further Education course at Bradford College:

  • Students studying on the 2nd year of a course (who were 16-18 on 1st year)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and studying for their first Level 2 qualification (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and studying for their first full Level 3 qualification (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and  studying for their first full Level 4 qualification (and don’t already hold a Level 3 qualification) (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Students who are currently studying an Entry Level 1 or Level 1 course, aged 19 - 23 at the start of the learning aim,  and who state they will progress to a Level 2 course (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Students undertaking a Skills For Life course
  • Students undertaking GCSE Maths/English (if you don’t already hold a Level 2 (A-C grades)
  • Students in receipt of a qualifying means-tested benefit.

It is essential that you bring evidence of the eligible benefit (must be dated within 3 months of the date you enrol).  If you are unable to provide evidence of your benefit at enrolment, you will be asked to return with this evidence before you can enrol.  If you do not provide this, you will be charged tuition fees and any other associated costs.

Fees for part-time courses for adults 

Accredited and non-accredited course fees

Further Education funding bandsFee (2017-2018)
Community learning  (All Accredited course)See fee structure below
Community leisure courses (Learning for Leisure) NON CERTIFICATED£3.20 per hour
IT centreTo be confirmed (please contact us)
Full cost coursePrice on arrival

Fee structure

Delivery hoursQualification type/SizeFee 2017-2018 (capped)
1 – 36Award (1-4)£99
37 – 100Award (5-12)£286
101 – 196Certificate (13-24)£550
197 – 292Certificate (25-36)£1050
293 – 388Diploma (37-48)£1050
389 – 580Diploma (49-72)£1050
581 – 1060Diploma (73-132)£1050

All fees exclude examinations, registration and administration charges. These fees are applicable to all learners, except those with full fee remisson.

Help with fees and costs (including fee remission)

You maybe eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can also apply for help with costs from Bradford College.

Self-funding students

If you are self-funding, you can take out a 19+ Advanced learner loan to pay your course fees.

Fee remission - accredited* community courses

You may not have to pay course fees if you are studying a certificated or accredited course and:

  • You are aged 19-23 on the start date of your course and are studying on an Entry Level or Level 1 course and will progress to Level 2
  • You are aged 19-23 on the start date of your course and are studying on your first full Level 2 qualification
  • You are aged 19-23 on the start date of your course and are studying on your first full Level 3 qualification
  • You are aged 19-23 on the start date of your course and would like to study a full Level 4 qualification and do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification

If your employer or sponsor is paying your fees, please provide us with a letter from the company. This must be an original letter on the company’s letter-headed paper; copies, handwritten letters or emails cannot be accepted.

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits outlined below, you must bring proof as specified or, if you are enrolling by post, attach a copy to your application form.

Please note: Fee remission is not available for learners aged 24+ studying an accredited course at Level 3 or above.

Fee remission - part-time, non-accredited* community courses

You may not have to pay course fees if you are aged 19+, are a UK or EU student and fulfil one of the following criteria:

  1. You are a Category D offender
  2. You are in receipt of one of the benefits listed below:
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit

Please bring evidence (see below) when you come to enrol or, if you are enrolling by post, attach a copy to your application form.

  • Category D offender - letter from Prison Officer
  • JSA/ESA - evidence dated within the last three months
  • Universal Credit - Job Centre letter to confirm they have permitted the course
  • Income Support - evidence dated within the last year
  • Working Tax Credit - latest Working Tax Credit in your family name.

Please note: To obtain fee remission, evidence must be in YOUR name. We cannot accept the evidence of dependants.

*Accredited courses

Some of our part-time courses for adults are accredited: they can lead to useful qualifications and skills that will help you on your career path. They provide you with a recognised certificate of achievement, and they are an excellent stepping stone if you want to progress in your studies. Note: you may need to have completed other courses before you enrol.

Accredited courses include Community interpreting, ITQ qualifications and British Sign Language courses.

Non-accredited courses include courses in design, health and social care, and technology and digital.

To get an overview of the different kinds of accreditation, and how one qualification can lead to another, see our table about progression.

Contact us

Call us on 01274 433333 if you have any questions.