Full-time courses are free to learners who meet the three-year residency requirement and who are under 19 years of age on the 31st August in the year in which their programme of study commences. UK learners who are 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees and also the relevant registration and exam fees. UK learners who are over 19 and studying for a Level 3 or higher qualification may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan.
UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as the relevant registration and exam fees.
Studying a university level course at Derby College is considerably less expensive than most other options. Our fees compare favourably with university tuition fees and because you have the convenience of studying locally, you won't face the same level of costs for accommodation and transport. For more information on HE course fees, please consult the following PDF documents.
Tuition fees for full-time overseas learners range from course to course and level to level. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re committed to helping you overcome any financial barriers which might prevent you from making the most of your educational opportunities.
Here, you can find information about bursaries, 19+ learner loans, lifelong learning accounts and other financial assistance that may be available.
We provide two bursaries to help with the costs associated with studying: the Discretionary Bursary and the Guarantee Bursary. They are available to learners aged 16-18 who are enrolled on our further education courses – either full-time or part-time – and who meet the right criteria.
Derby College has a Learner Support Fund which can help you towards the costs associated with studying.
It is available to learners aged 19+ who are enrolled on further education courses, either full-time or part-time, and who meet the eligibility criteria. Funding is not available for learners on apprenticeships, higher education or full-cost courses where other funding rules may apply. You must also meet the residency criteria.
Qualify now, pay later with an Advanced Learner Loan. If you are aged 19 or over, you could now qualify for a new type of loan to help pay for your tuition fees as you prepare for your next step up the career ladder.
Adult learners at Derby College are eligible for a Lifelong Learning Account.
The Lifelong Learning Account is available to adults 19+throughout England and Job Centre Plus claimants or offenders in the community aged 18+.
A Lifelong Learning Account is a free online service offering you greater flexibility and choice in developing your skills. Your Lifelong Learning Account is personal to you, tailored to match your circumstances and needs, helping you to organise your learning and career.
It provides you with a range of tools, the results of which can be stored in a secure single access point that you can return to and update.
A Lifelong Learning Account can help you take control of your future and provides you with access to relevant, up-to-date information on the training and funding options available to you.
There are four main benefits to a Lifelong Learning Account:
If you’re unsure whether you are eligible for financial support, please contact the Learner Support Fund Team on 0300 123 7890 exts 4861/4827/4057/4857.
Alternatively, visit Learner Services at any of our main campuses or contact our call centre for more information on: 0800 028 0289.
You might be able to receive support towards the costs of your meals while you attend College.
Support is available if you are a dependant of someone who receives any of the following:
Support is available if you are in receipt of – or are a dependant of someone in receipt of – any of the benefits listed in the previous column. However, to qualify, you will also need to have a Learning Difficulty Assessment or Education Health and Care Plan in place.
If you are a young parent, you may be able to apply to the Care to Learn Scheme to help with your childcare costs. Visit: www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn or call 0800 121 8989 for an application form.
If you need to apply for this assistance, please contact the Learner Services Team.
Considering a career in the Army? Then you might be interested in the Army Further Education Bursary Scheme (FEBS).
FEBS provides an opportunity for learners on any full-time intermediate (or higher) course at the College to receive extra funding during their studies and after their Phase 1 training in the British Army.
Details for the academic year 2015/16 are currently being finalised. For further information, contact the Army Careers Adviser for Derby and Nottingham on 0115 947 3629.