CITY COLLEGE NORWICH COURSE FEES AND ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT

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1 CITY COLLEGE NORWICH COURSE FEES AND ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT Document Creation Director of Administration Services Document Approval Deputy Principal Document Endorsement Governors, Executive Team Version Final Version 4 Date First Issued 1 st June 2009 Date updated 5 th August 2013 Review Date 1 st January

2 Contents 1 Scope of the Statement Statement Rules Fees Students aged under 16 years old Students aged under 16 studying full time or part time at the College who are not enrolled at another school /responsible educational body Students aged under 16 studying full time or part time at the College with agreement of school / responsible educational body Students aged under 16 enrolling after finishing statutory education Students aged under 16 enrolling for part time study (not part of collaborative arrangements) Fees Fee Charges Fees Definition Fee Charges Fee remission Work Related Benefits Registration, Examination and Assessment fees Students not eligible for public funding Students enrolling for part of a full time course Fees Definition Student Fee Charges up to and Including Level 2 Provision Student Fee Charges for full Level 3, Level 4 Qualifications and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships Fee Remission for students enrolling on full Level 3 or Level 4 Qualifications and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships Commercial provision International Students Higher Education Fees Full Time HE Provision Part Time HE Provision HNC/HND Provision Students admitted to a programme of higher education with APL or advanced standing or those returning to study after an approved period of intercalation (max 1 year)

3 2.8 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) HE programmes Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) College HE bursary scheme Higher Education students studying equivalent or lower level qualifications (ELQs) HE Fee Remission HE fees for Retakes Additional fee considerations recourse to Public Funds Membership / direct exam entry fees Recharges by the College to students Transport Cost Re-sits and Re-takes Student Support Staff on courses Payment of Fees Scheduling of payments Payment methods College Instalment Plan Advanced Learning Loans Fee payment by an employer College pursuit of debts Refund of Fees Commercial and HE courses Registration, examination and assessment fees Advanced Learning Loans Course cancellation International students Charges for Services ID Badges Council Tax Certificates Fees Statement Appeals Procedure

4 Acronym Key: FR Skills Funding Agency Funding Rules 2013/2014 Version 2.1 (July 2013) SILR Specification for Individualised Learner Record 2013/14 Version 4 (July 2013, (Information Authority) FF Update on the Funding Formula 2013/14 (May 2013) (EFA) 4

5 1 Scope of the Statement This Statement sets out the fees charged to students attending training courses run by the College. The Statement is subject to rule changes introduced by government and funding agencies which may occur in the course of an academic year. rfolk Educational Services also reserves the right to vary fee levels on behalf of the College on a case by case basis as reviewed by the Principal or their nominee. This statement has been drafted based on the proposed rules set out by the Skills Funding Agency for academic year 13/14. These rules may be subject to change before the commencement of that academic year and therefore should not be viewed as binding. The Statement covers fees for publicly funded training and learning as well as provision run by the College that does not attract public funding. It does not apply to European Social Fund (ESF) Projects and other publicly funded projects where the criteria are set in the individual bids. 1.1 Statement Rules This Statement will be updated on an annual basis and will be re-issued before May 1st each year, unless government guidance is unavailable. 2 Fees The fee tariff rates are available in Appendix A Fees are charged on the basis of: The type and level of course the student is studying The amount of credits that are undertaken The age of the student The level of public subsidy that the student attracts Course fee information should only be given out by the Advice Shop or the Enrolments Team; in the case of Employer Responsive provision; Employer Partnerships staff provide fee information for employers and in the case of Higher Education; the HE Office staff provide fee information for learners. All fees are prepared by the Planning and Funding department within rfolk Educational Services and approved by the Principal of the College or their nominee. other person(s) is able to release fee information, and guidance on course costs should not be sought from any other party within rfolk Educational Services or City College rwich. Published fees and courses are subject to unforeseen changes. The standard tuition fee rates apply to students who meet the Agency and HEFCE eligibility criteria for funding as a Home Student (Annex 1, Paragraphs 1-40, FR) 5

6 2.1 Students aged under 16 years old Students aged under 16 studying full time or part time at the College who are not enrolled at another school /responsible educational body Any pre 16 student that is not enrolled at another school/academy/responsible educational body who wishes to study at the college full time or part time should be referred in all cases to the Principal. fee will be payable in this case Students aged under 16 studying full time or part time at the College with agreement of school / responsible educational body fee will be payable by any pre 16 student studying at the college full time or part time as part of an established College partnership arrangement. The home educational institution for the pre 16 student must provide written permission for the student to attend the College and will be required to pay a fee. In the case of home educated students wishing to study at the College, the College will charge a fee to the student s parent, guardian or carer Students aged under 16 enrolling after finishing statutory education Students under 16 wishing to enrol on a College course at the College after leaving school (defined as the being after the last Friday in June of the Year 11 school year), will not be charged a fee. This applies in particular to students enrolling on Flying Start provision Students aged under 16 enrolling for part time study (not part of collaborative arrangements) Students enrolled at School (of compulsory school age), not being directed to the College as part of an established College partnership arrangement, and wishing to study part time in the day should be referred in all cases to the rfolk Educational Services Director of Administration Services. Students of compulsory school age and enrolled at School who wish to study part time in the evening will be charged a commercial fee and will need supporting letters from their Headteacher and parent confirming that they are happy for the student to attend Fees Fee Charges fee will be charged for a year old if s/he is aged on August 31st in the year s/he began to study that programme of study. Where a student turns 19 part way through their time at the College, they will only have 19+ fees applied to them when they begin a new programme of study (i.e. when they move to a subsequent course) Students aged who are enrolled at School may still study at College in the following circumstances: The resitting of their GCSE s will be subject to a non-funded fee. Students enrolled at school and wishing to study during school hours at College should be referred to the Principal or their nominee as the school will be liable to pay a fee. 6

7 Fees Definition The definitions of 19+ learners are: For Adult Learner Responsive provision a learner is defined as 19+ if their 19 th birthday is on or after the 1 st September For Employer Responsive provision a learner is defined as 19+ if their 19 th birthday is on or before the first day that their course or qualification begins Fee Charges For students, a course fee will be charged to each student at the beginning of each academic year of the course. This fee will include: Tuition Fees for all programme elements that are funded Registration, Examination and Assessment Fees Additional consumables and protective clothing fees may be payable as a requirement of the course (Ancillary fees) For Apprenticeship students, a course fee will be charged to each students employer at the beginning of the course. This fee will include: Tuition Fees for all programme elements that are funded Registration, Examination and Assessment Fees Fee remission Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for students aged studying their first full level two qualification aim, in all cases the student must sign a self-declaration statement stating that they have not previously achieved at this level Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for year olds studying a first full level 3 qualification aim, in all cases the student must sign a self-declaration statement stating that they have not previously achieved at this level Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for year olds studying a first full level 4 qualification aim without having first achieved a level 3 qualification. In all cases the student must sign a self-declaration statement stating that they have not achieved at level Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for year olds studying aims that are Adult Basic Skills certificates and Functional Skills in English and Maths, excluding Adult Basic Skills in ESOL Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be remitted for year olds studying GCSE English or Mathematics who has not already reached GCSE level C or above in those subjects Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for students aged studying at entry level or level 1 if this level is needed in order to progress to their 7

8 first level 2. In all cases the student must sign a self-declaration statement stating that they have not previously achieved at this level Tuition, registration and ancillary fees will be waived for Trade Union representatives aged studying a recognised Trade Union Congress (TUC) course Asylum Seekers Tuition Fees will be waived for Asylum seekers aged in the following circumstances: Asylum seekers who have legally been in the UK pending consideration of their claim by the Home Office for longer than six months with no decision being made. Asylum seekers refused asylum but eligible and granted support under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act All learners accepted as eligible under this paragraph must be reassessed for eligibility at the start of each and every programme they undertake Ex-armed forces. Tuition fees will be waived for students aged studying their first full level-3 qualification who have left the British armed forces (up to 10 years ago) after completing four or more years of service or who has been medically discharged, due to an injury in active service, after completing basic training Work Related Benefits The following work related benefits attract fee waivers upon receiving official documentary evidence. (Annex 1, Paragraph 42, FR): Employment and Support Allowance (work related activity group) Jobseekers Allowance In addition, unemployed learners studying at the College and in receipt of other forms of state benefit which are not JSA or ESA may be eligible for full fee remission. Students on the following benefits may be eligible. This includes students who are an unemployed partner of the main benefit claimant: Council Tax Benefit Housing Benefit Income Support Pension Credit Working Tax Credit Employment Support Allowance (non Work Related Activity Group) Incapacity Benefit (where it is a historical claim equivalent to ESA) Students or partners on a joint claim will be required to present evidence of benefits and complete a self-declaration stating that they are unemployed, in receipt of benefits and that their goal is to enter employment Registration, Examination and Assessment fees Registration and Ancillary fees will be waived for students who receive full tuition fee remittance. (Paragraph 37, FR) 8

9 2.3.6 Students not eligible for public funding Students not eligible for public funding and who are not International Students (see section 2.6), are charged a non-funded fee for the course they are undertaking which recognises that the college is unable to secure a government contribution towards their learning Students enrolling for part of a full time course Where a student enrols for only a part of a full time course, the standard full time fee continues to apply unless the planned hours of the parts of the course the learner is enrolling on are less that 540 planned hours. Where this is the case the learner will pay the appropriate part time fee for the planned hours they are studying. Where a student enrols as a full time student but alters their programme of study in the first 6 weeks of study on the course so that it becomes less than 540 planned hours, the tuition fee will be adjusted to the appropriate part-time fee. If the change is made after the first 6 weeks, the full time standard fee remains payable Fees Definition For all provision a learner is defined as 24+ if their 24 th birthday is on or before the first day that their course or qualification begins Student Fee Charges up to and Including Level 2 Provision Where a 24+ student enrols on a qualification that is up to and including level 2, paragraph 2.3 applies with the exception of those students aged 24+ studying lower level qualifications as part of an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship Student Fee Charges for full Level 3, Level 4 Qualifications and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships. For 24+ students enrolling on full level 3 or level 4 qualifications, a course fee will be charged to each 24+ student at the beginning of the course. This fee will include: Tuition Fees for all programme elements Registration, Examination and Assessment Fees Additional consumables and protective clothing fees may be payable as a requirement of the course (Ancillary fees) For 24+ Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship students, a course fee will be charged to both the 24+ student and their employer at the beginning of the course. This fee will include: Tuition Fees for all programme elements Registration, Examination and Assessment Fees 9

10 Fee Remission for students enrolling on full Level 3 or Level 4 Qualifications and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships. For 24+ students enrolling on full level 3 or level 4 qualifications and advanced or higher apprenticeships no fee waivers or reductions will apply except in the following circumstances: Ex-armed forces Tuition fees will be waived for students studying their first full level-3 qualification who have left the British armed forces (up to 10 years ago) after completing four or more years of service or who have been medically discharged, due to an injury in active service, after completing basic training. 2.5 Commercial provision Where the College offers provision without a public funding subsidy, a commercial funding model is applied and a commercial fee is payable. These fees apply to programmes which the College offers outside of its publicly funded learning offer (such as some business related programmes and qualifications ineligible for public funding). fee waivers, reductions or refunds will be applicable to courses offered as commercial, including for staff of the TEN Group. At enrolment, the student should be read the commercial fees statement on the fee payments form to ensure that they are aware of the binding nature of these course fees. Course fees for commercial courses are set individually per course and students will be advised before enrolment. 2.6 International Students An international overseas student will be defined as one who does not meet the criteria defining a Home student and does not live in England. (Annex 1, Paragraphs 1-40, FR) Appendix D should be followed to ascertain residency. Students from Wales, Scotland and rthern Ireland do not attract government funding as these countries have their own funding arrangements; therefore an International fee will be charged. Under exceptional circumstances where the programme is not available in these countries the College should seek approval from the Agency Account Manager to fund the students prior to enrolment being completed. (Annex 1, Paragraphs 25-30, FR) International students who s normal working premises are in England (usually those learners living in Wales, Scotland or rthern Island) will be eligible for funding on workplace learning qualifications assuming all other eligibility criteria are met. (Annex 1, Paragraph 27, FR) For any queries on eligibility for International learners, including those with Tier 4 Student Visas should be forwarded to the International Student Adviser based in the Advice Shop. 2.7 Higher Education Fees Higher Education fees are set by the College in accordance with the national regulations for fees set by the government and monitored by OFFA (the Office for Fair Access). 10

11 2.7.1 Full Time HE Provision Full Time HE provision is regarded as the study of 120 HE credits per academic year Part Time HE Provision For students studying part time, a charge equivalent to the full time fee (net of any applicable discretionary bursary) expressed as a rate per 10 credits will be charged except for BTEC HND/HNC courses where they will be charged per BTEC Unit (equivalent to one15 credit module) HNC/HND Provision In 2013/14 the College will charge a different fee for those higher education programmes awarded through BTEC/Edexcel. Such courses lead to the award of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) Students admitted to a programme of higher education with APL or advanced standing or those returning to study after an approved period of intercalation (max 1 year). In these circumstances students will be considered to be continuing students for fees purposes and the fee regime applicable to continuing students at CCN who are at the equivalent stage in their programme at the point of joining. 2.8 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) HE programmes Where the student is claiming APL on the basis of previously certificated learning, the College will make a charge through rfolk Educational Services in recognition of the staff time required to assess the APL claim. The volume of APL allowed is normally restricted to 50% of the credit for the award by the rfolk Regulatory Framework although exceptions can be granted to exceed 50%. Charges will be: For APL within the 50% limit for the award = 50 admin fee + 25 per 10 credits of APL being applied for. For APL that exceed the 50% limit for the award = 150 admin fee + 25 per 10 credits of APL being applied for 2.9 Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Where a student is claiming APEL on the basis of previous experience, the College will charge in recognition of the staff time required to assess the APEL claim. Charges will be as follows: 100 admin fee + 25 per 10 credits of APEL being applied for College HE bursary scheme For full time HE students who first registered for a higher education course before 1 September 2012 the College operates an HE bursary scheme. This scheme was closed to new registrations as of 1 September 2012 and replaced by the new Government sponsored National Scholarship Programme. The College bursary is administered by rfolk Educational Services in the form of a payment to full-time HE students to assist with the costs of study. In 2013/14 the only students who will be eligible to receive the bursary will be those who are either: In the final year of a BA or BSc programme which started in (or before) AY 2011/12. Starting a one year FT top up degree following successful completion of a foundation degree in 2012/13 or 2011/12. 11

12 In the final year of a CCN programme of higher education which has been interrupted by a formally approved period of intercalation of no more than 1 full academic year. The bursary payment in 2013/14 will be 800 payable in two equal annual instalments subject to satisfactory achievement of the qualifying criteria as set out in the Scheme Higher Education students studying equivalent or lower level qualifications (ELQs) HE students who have prior attainment at an equivalent or higher level than the undergraduate course they are proposing to study may not be eligible for a loan for fees from the Student Loan Company. Students should be advised to contact the SLC if they are in any doubt as to their eligibility HE Fee Remission fee waivers or reductions will apply For Full Time Higher Education programmes. fee waivers or reductions are automatically applied For Part Time Higher Education courses, but help with fees may be available from Student Finance England. The Advice Shop will be able to advise on this. The College reserves the right to negotiate individual fee charges with employers for part time courses. The maximum charge for any programme of part time HE in 2013/14 will be 6750 p.a. for a full time equivalent programme HE fees for Retakes These fees have been operational from 1st January Where a student is required to retake a HE module by a College HE Assessment Board, rfolk Educational Services shall charge a fee in recognition of the additional staff time required to support the retake on behalf of the College. The charges will be as follows: Full retake (student undertakes all teaching, tutorial and assessment associated with the module being retaken) = standard P/T HE module rate (charged per 10 credits) Partial retake (student undertakes all tutorial and assessment associated with the module being retaken) = 50 assessment fee + 35 per planned tutorial hour Assessment only retake (student only undertakes the assessments associated with the module being retaken) = 50 assessment fee 3 Additional fee considerations 3.1 recourse to Public Funds Students who have no recourse to public funds stamped in their passport will be subject to a non-funded fee. (Annex 1, Paragraph 24, FR) 3.2 Membership / direct exam entry fees Where the awarding body requires membership or entry to an examination to be made directly (i.e. not through the College) this fee will not be included in the course fee and will be directly payable by the student to the awarding body. 12

13 3.3 Recharges by the College to students The rfolk Educational Services will recharge all students on behalf of the College, including year olds in the following instance: Students taking part on a government funded programmes must have the intention of taking the exam/assessment prescribed to their course, otherwise they will be required to pay the full course cost. 3.4 Transport Cost The course fee does not include the cost of travel between home and College. Where the College arranges transport for students, the cost of that travel is payable by the student directly to the Local Authority or to the College. For advice on transport costs please contact the Advice Shop. 4 Re-sits and Re-takes Where a student fails to complete a learning aim and needs to extend the duration of a course, an additional fee will be charged by rfolk Educational Services as the College is unable to recoup government funding. This additional fee will be subject to approval by the Principal or their nominee. Students who enrol onto a commercial course and wish to re-sit their exam after the first attempt will be subject an awarding body re-sit fee; all other funding streams will be free. 5 Student Support Should a student require support with their enrolment, fees or finances, they should be directed to the Advice Shop. Students may be eligible for a Professional and Career development loan, a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, or other loans or grants to help pay towards the cost of their fee. In cases of exceptional hardship, students may be eligible for support funds. The Advice Shop can advise on these options. The Advice Shop can provide advice and guidance on fees, and if appropriate can arrange confidential counselling for students on the financial aspects of their course. 6 Staff on courses Staff are eligible for a fee waiver on publicly funded programmes, where the attendance is normally outside their contract working hours, or when they are released for training and make up the time, or are replaced. A TD1 form should be completed. Basic Skill learning aims are eligible for fee waiver during contracted working hours. A TD1 form should be completed. 13

14 Staff will be required to pay a commercial fee on all commercial courses and a non-funded fee on all Higher Education courses. However, the TEN Group may pay the fee under exceptional circumstances where the course is relevant to current employment. A TD1 form should be completed. Partners of TEN Group Staff are not eligible for fee remission. 7 Payment of Fees 7.1 Scheduling of payments Course fees are charged on an annual basis. Second year fees will increase by inflation and government directives which is generally between 5-10%. This is with the exception of commercial courses and 24+ learners studying either level 3 and level 4 qualifications or completing an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship as the courses fees are set for the total qualification or framework. For Flexible provision which could start anytime during the academic year and progress into the next academic year, the student is expected to pay the full fee in the first year. Fees are payable on enrolment in each year of the course except for: Commercial courses Learners taking a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan 7.2 Payment methods The following methods of payment include: Cash Cheque; supported by a bankers card or proof of the name and address of the student Most major debit and credit cards Bank Transfer/Direct Debit/Standing Order 7.3 College Instalment Plan rfolk Educational Services operates an instalment plan on behalf of the College, offered to students on a course that lasts 15 weeks or more costing more than 100. The student is required to pay 25% of the fee on enrolment and the balance will be collected by direct debit in equal instalments on the 28th of the following 3 months. This is also available to international overseas students and students paying for commercial courses who have an English bank account. Where the course cost is less than 100, the student must arrange for full payment to be made at enrolment. The Instalment plan is not available to employers Advanced Learning Loans Where a 24+ student enrols on either full level 3 or level 4 qualifications or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship they have the option of an Advanced Learning Loan if eligible. 14

15 Loans can be used to fund the following types of provision: A-Levels (including upto 4 AS, A2 and full A-Levels) Access to HE Diplomas Certificates at levels 3 and 4 (QCF) Diplomas at level 3 and 4 (QCF) Advanced Apprenticeships Higher Apprenticeships The Advice Shop can offer further advice and eligibility information on 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. 7.5 Fee payment by an employer If a student s employer has offered to pay the fee, the student should complete a fee authorisation form which the employer will sign and stamp to demonstrate that they are happy to pay the fee. This must be completed prior to the start of the course and presented at or before the student enrols. 7.6 College pursuit of debts rfolk Educational Services will pursue vigorously any unpaid fees on behalf of the College. It is College policy to exclude students who fail to pay fees for their training programmes. Failure to return College property, e.g. Library books, equipment will result in an invoice being raised by rfolk Educational Services to collect funds to replace them. (Paragraph 40, FR) 8 Refund of Fees Any request for a refund is required in writing and should be directed to the Executive Team for approval. If a written request is not received no consideration will be made for issuing a refund. Examples of when refunds can be issued are available at Appendix E. 8.1 Commercial and HE courses Commercial and HE courses have a strict no-refund policy. The student will be liable for the entire fee, even if they withdraw before the end of the course. 8.2 Registration, examination and assessment fees Registration fees will be refunded if the student has not been registered with the examining body. However, if a refund of registration fees is due but a balance of tuition fees still outstanding this credit will be retained to reduce the overall debt. Ancillary fees are nonrefundable. 15

16 Advanced Learning Loans If a student withdraws from their course before all loan payments have been made the College reserves the right for rfolk Educational Services to pursue the student for the shortfall. 8.4 Course cancellation In the case of course cancellation, the student will be issued a full refund of fees, without administrative costs being deducted. If a course is postponed a full refund will be issued although the student will have the choice to offset their payment against a future occurrence of that course. 8.5 International students If an International Student is unsuccessful in their visa application after paying fees, the fees will be refunded, minus a 50 administration charge. 9 Charges for Services 9.1 ID Badges Where the student requires rfolk Educational Services to issue a Council Tax Certificate on behalf of the College, a 10 administration charge will be payable Where a student needs a replacement for an ID badge item, the first replacement will be free with 5 being charged for each subsequent replacement. 9.2 Council Tax Certificates Where the student requires rfolk Educational Services to issue a Council Tax Certificate on behalf of the College, a 10 administration charge will be payable. 10 Fees Statement Appeals Procedure All appeals and complaints regarding this Statement should be directed to the Principal, in the absence of the Principal, to the Executive Team. 16

17 Appendix A Tariff Prices Category Learner Responsive Students Students (as part of a collaborative arrangement with schools ) Students Home Students 19+ Full Time Learner Responsive Students (exc. Access to HE)* 19+ Part Time Learner Responsive Students (exc. Access to HE)* Access to HE Full Time (main qualification only) Access to HE Part Time (main qualification only) 24+ Full Time Learner Responsive Students 1 Year Programmes 24+ Full Time Learner Responsive Students 2 Year Programmes International Students Full Time Students not eligible for public funding Employer Responsive 19+ Intermediate, Advanced an Higher Apprenticeships, * 24+ Advanced & Higher Apprenticeships 19+ Work Place Learning* 24+ Level 3 & Level 4 Work Place Learning Higher Education HE Full Time (exc. HND/HNC) new students HE Full Time (exc. HND/HNC) existing students (3 rd Year) HE HND/HNC Full Time HE 10 credit module (exc. HND/HNC) new students HE 10 credit module (exc. HND/HNC) existing students (3 rd Year) HE HND/HNC 15 credit module Fee (period as specified) (Per Taught Hour) 0 (Per Programme) 1,965 (Per Academic Year) Based on Planned Hours of course See Appendix C 1,500 (Per Qualification) Based on Planned Hours of course See Appendix C 3,000 Per Programme 6,000 Per Programme 6,445 n-funded fee, dependent upon qualification see Appendix C APP Bands 1-2 (Per Programme) APP Bands 3-4 (Per Programme) 1,250 - APP Bands 5-9 (Per Programme) APP Band Employer Contribution & 2500 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band Employer Contribution & 2900 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band Employer Contribution & 2900 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band Employer Contribution & 3500 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band 5-1,250 Employer Contribution & 2900 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band 6-1,250 Employer Contribution & 3500 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band 7-1,250 Employer Contribution & 4500 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band 8-1,250 Employer Contribution & 6250 Student Contribution (Per Programme) APP Band 9-1,250 Employer Contribution & 7750 Student Contribution (Per Programme) 400 WPL Band 1 (Per Qualification) 600 WPL Band 2 (Per Qualification) 850 WPL Band 3 (Per Qualification) WPL Band Employer Contribution & 800 Student Contribution (Per Qualification) WPL Band Employer Contribution & 1600 Student Contribution (Per Qualification) WPL Band Employer Contribution & refer to Employer Partnerships for Student Contribution (Per Qualification) 5,999 (Per Year) 3,465 (Per Year) 3,999 (Per Year) 499 (Per 10 credits) 222 (Per 10 credits) 499 (Per 15 credits) 17

18 International Students HE Full Time (exc. HND/HNC) International Students HE 10 credit module (exc. HND/HNC) International Students HE Full Time (exc. HND/HNC) International Students HE HND/HNC 15 credit module Commercial Courses 8,685 (Per Year) 724 (Per 10 credits) 5,799 (Per Year) 724 (Per 15 credits) Commercial fee calculation is based on a course by course basis *Excludes 24+ learners completing; level 3 and level 4 qualifications and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships Examination Fees Home 19+ Examination Registration & Entry Fees (Fully Funded Learners) 19+ Examination Registration & Entry Fees (exc. Fully Funded Learners) 24+ Examination Registration & Entry Fees 0 0 Fees are per qualification and will be set before enrolment 0 Additional Fees Material, Equipment, Educational Trips etc Fees On application 18

19 Appendix B Fees Flowchart 2013/14 Full Time College Courses (exc. Higher Education) Date of Birth Provided? Date of birth is compulsory for 2013/14, if the learner refuses they must pay the non-funded rate. BAND A1/A2 NF Is the learner aged years old on August 31 st 2013? UK/EU/EEA Resident? Indefinite leave to remain or Right of Abode? Accompanying parents who have Right of Abode? Child of a diplomat/child of a Turkish worker? Asylum Seeker? BAND A1 FF BAND A1 NF Has the learner been Ordinarily Resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the last 3 years? Does the learner have Indefinite Leave to Remain or Refugee Status? Is course Access to HE? Is the course a Basic Skill in Literacy or Numeracy? Will the learner be 24+ on the first day of the course? Do they qualify for fee remission? -Eligible benefits? -Full level entitlement? BAND A2 NF BAND A2 FF BAND A2 PF Does the learner have Fixed Leave to Remain for the duration of the course? Will the learner be 24+ on the first day of studying towards a level 3 or level 4 qualification? Do they qualify for fee remission? -Eligible benefits? -Full level entitlement? -Full level entitlement? BAND A1 FF BAND A1 PF BAND A1 NF Is the learner a spouse of a UK/ EU/EEA resident? Lived in the UK >1 year? Spouse has settled status? Married >1 year? Has the learner been refused asylum but granted support like vouchers? BAND A1/A2 INT Is the learner an asylum seeker? Is the learners claim still pending? Has the learner s claim been pending for over 6 months? BAND A1/A2 INT 19

20 Fees Flowchart 2013/14 Part Time College Courses (exc. Higher Education) See Appendix C for B1-B9 Fee Band Guide Date of Birth Provided? Date of birth is compulsory for 2013/14, if the learner refuses they must pay the non-funded rate. BAND B1-B9 NF Is the learner aged years old on August 31 st 2013? UK/EU/EEA Resident? Indefinite leave to remain or Right of Abode? Accompanying parents who have Right of Abode? Child of a diplomat/child of a Turkish worker? Asylum Seeker? Is study part of College partnership arrangement? BAND B1-B9 FF BAND B1-B9 NF Has the learner been Ordinarily Resident in the UK/ EU/EEA for the last 3 years? Does the learner have Indefinite Leave to Remain or Refugee Status? Is the course a Basic Skill in Literacy or Numeracy? Will the learner be 24+ on the first day of studying towards a level 3 or level 4 qualification? Do they qualify for fee remission? -Eligible benefits? -Full level entitlement? -Full level entitlement? BAND B1-B8 FF BAND B1-B9 FF BAND B1-B9 PF BAND B1-B9 NF Does the learner have Fixed Leave to Remain for the duration of the course? Is the learner a spouse of a UK/EU/ EEA resident? Is the learner an asylum seeker? Lived in the UK >1 year? Spouse has settled status? Married >1 year? Is the learner s claim still pending? Has the learner been refused asylum but granted support like vouchers? Has the learner s claim been pending for more than 6 months? Is the learner in receipt of equivalent income based benefit? BAND B1-B9 INT BAND B1-B9 INT 20

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