There’s no doubt that Derby College is a great place to study. But, in order to keep providing excellent facilities and teaching, we need to charge fees to someone – and that might be you!
The good news is that – for a lot of our learners, especially the younger ones – the Government will pay all or some of those fees. However, before the Government parts with its cash, it needs evidence from us that we have met the criteria it has set. So don’t be upset if we ask you to produce benefit evidence or to sign a declaration or two.
Of course, even if you do have to contribute towards your fees, education is one of the best investments you can make. The better qualified you are, the greater your chances of getting a job – or getting a better paid job. And here at Derby College, we’re good at getting you qualified.
By and large, courses are free to all learners aged 16-18 – meaning that we don’t charge any fees for tuition or awarding body fees (exam costs). There’s no doubt that Derby College is a great place to study. But, in order to keep providing excellent facilities and teaching, we need to charge fees to someone – and that might be you!
With the exception of Advanced Learner Loans, if you are studying for a two year qualification, you will need to pay the fees quoted for your courses each year. Tuition – this figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
Co-tuition – this figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.Exam – this fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
All fees must be paid IN FULL before the start of the course, unless alternative arrangements have been approved. Generally, fees are shown for the current year only, with courses running over two or more years attracting fees at the beginning of each year. The exception to this is Advanced Learner Loan fees, which cover the full cost of the course. Payment is accepted via cash, cheque payable to Derby College or by credit/ debit card. Learners aged 19 years and over who are studying for a qualification at Level 3 and above may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan – see our Advanced Learner Loan page
To assist with the payment of fees, we also offer instalment facilities payable by direct debit for courses, under the following conditions:
Where fees are being paid by a sponsor such as an employer, learners are required to bring either:
If the subsequent invoice is not paid, the learner will remain liable for the course fees.
If you are aged 19 or over and you want to study on a Level 3 course or above, you may be able to apply for a Advanced Learner Loan. This is the fee that would need to be paid or financed by a successful application for a learner loan.
The College reserves the right to withdraw courses. If this affects you, we will offer you a suitable alternative