Further Education Finance

Tuition Fee Information for Further Education applicants

This information applies only to new and continuing FE students, from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and other EU Countries. This guidance is from Adult Education Funding Rules, is current guidance, and may be subject to change.

This information does not apply to students from non-EU countries

Tuition Fees for those ages 16-18 inclusive

Courses are free for Home and EU students who are under 19 on 31st August in the year in which you enrol.

Tuition Fee table for those 19+

Provision

19-23 Year Olds

24+ Unemployed**

24+ Employed

First Full level 2 qualification

Fee waivers apply

Fee waivers apply

Fees apply, unless working and earning less than £15,736.50* (low wage)

Studying towards a level 2 qualification where you have already achieved full level 2 or above

Fee waivers apply if unemployed **. Note:  If employed fees apply, unless working and earning less that £15,736.50* (low wage)

Fee waivers apply

Fees apply, unless working and earning less than £15,736.50* (low wage) 

First full level 3 qualification

Fee waivers apply

Fees apply. Advanced Learner Loan available

Fees apply. Advanced Learner Loan available

Level 3 qualification (where previously achieved full level 3 or above)

Fees apply. Advanced Learner Loan available

Fees apply. Advanced Learner Loan available

Fees apply. Advanced Learner Loan available

*Learners in receipt of low wage

The University may fully fund learners, who are employed and cannot afford to pay the tuition fees. The University must be satisfied the learner meets both of the following criteria:

  • Is eligible for funding under the co-funding rules and
  • Earns less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary

The University will require evidence of the learner’s gross annual wages before confirmation of a fee waiver. For more information about evidence required contact the Admissions team by email at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.

**Definition of unemployed taken from Adult Education Budget published by the Educations and Skills Funding Agency.

For funding purposes, we define a learner as unemployed if one or more of the following apply:

  • They receive Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), including those receiving National Insurance credits only.
  • They receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG).
  • They receive Universal Credit, and earn either less than 16 times the appropriate age-related rate of the national minimum wage / national living wage a week, or £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and Jobcentre Plus determine as being in one of the following groups.
  • All Work-Related Requirements Group (Work Preparation Group, Work-Focused Interview Group).
  • Those released on temporary licence, studying outside a prison environment, and not funded by the Ministry of Justice.

The University will require evidence of eligibility before confirmation of a fee waiver. For information about benefit or income evidence required for fee waivers, contact the Admissions team by email at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.