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    Your personal circumstances will determine whether you are eligible for full or part funding for your course, or whether you will pay the full amount. If you have to pay the full cost, you may also qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan (eligible Level 3 courses), a Student Finance England Loan (eligible higher education courses) or to pay in instalments to help spread the cost.

    Each course page will have a grid of the relevant costs for the following categories. To find out what you might pay, work out which fee category you fit into below and then find the corresponding category within the ‘Fees and costs’ section of your chosen course.

    • 16-18 School Leavers
      • If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and not currently in full-time education with another provider, your full-time course will be provided for free. 
      • If you are aged 19 to 24 years and have an active EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) with high-cost Additional Learning Support needs and agreed local authority funding, your full-time course will be provided for free. 
    • 19-23 Educational Entitlement
      • You are aged 19 to 23 years at the start of your course, and do not hold a full Level 2 qualification and are looking to study a funded eligible, full Level 2 programme.
      • You are aged 19 to 23 years at the start of your course, having previously only completed qualifications at Level 2 or below, and looking to study a funded eligible, first full Level 3 programme.
      • You are aged 19 years and over (excluding apprentices), looking to study GCSE English or Maths, and do not have grades 4 - 9 or A*- C in these subjects already.
    • 19+ Part Funded Adult Learning Programmes

      Part fee concessions are available on eligible government funded programmes where the individual meets the following criteria:

      • You are aged 19 or older on 31st August on the year that the course starts
      • You are looking to study a funded eligible course at Level 2 or below which meets the skills needs of the local labour market
      • You do not earn less than the earnings threshold set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (£25,000)
    • 19+ Fully Funded Adult Programmes

      Full fee concession is available on eligible government funded programmes at level 2 and below where you can evidence that you earn less than the earnings threshold set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (£25,000).

    • Full Cost

      Where an individual does not meet the eligibility criteria to receive a full or part concession, or the programme which they wish to study is not eligible to receive government funding, then the full cost of the programme must be covered by the individual.  

      Accepted payment methods include:  

      • Payment in full or via scheduled instalments (direct debit, debit/credit cards or cash) 
      • Employer/sponsor pays the full cost course fees 
      • Advanced Learner Loan (Indicated, eligible Level 3 programmes) 
      • Student finance England Loan (Indicated, eligible Higher Education programmes 

      All learners must meet residency criteria set by organisations responsible for providing funding and/or loans.   

    If you require support with working out which fee category you would fit into, please contact one of our Financial Support Team. 

    Further information regarding fee, changes and funding entailment can be found in the College annual fees policy. 

    Further Education & Skills Fees Policy 

    Higher Education Fees Policy 

    Contact us

    Chat to our Financial Support Coordinator in the Information Centre at our Burton Town Centre Campus or our Learner Services Team at the Stephen Burke Construction Academy. 

    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

    Town Centre Campus

    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

    Stephen Burke Construction Academy

    Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB