Adult Course Fees
At Adult College, many of our students study for free or are eligible for loans. Subsidised fees and Advanced Learner Loans are available depending on your circumstance and the course you have chosen to study. Full advice and guidance on any support will be available to you at your admissions interview once you have made an application to the College or at our enrolment event.
Do I have to pay for my course?
Full advice and guidance on any support will be available to you at your admissions interview once you have made an application to the College or at our enrolment event. Please click here to see if you have to pay for your chosen course
How can I pay for my course?
Course fees should be paid at enrolment by cash or card. We accept all major credit/debit cards (e.g. Mastercard, Visa, Switch, Delta). Flexible payments can be arranged by Direct Debit and Standing Order. Minimum payments of £25.00 per month for courses costing over £100. The first £100 must be paid at enrolment. (Terms and conditions apply). You should bring your bank account details if you would like to use this option. If your employer is paying your course fees you must bring a letter of authorisation from them to enrolment. We will then issue an invoice directly to your employer for payment.
If you are worried about other costs that may be involved with continuing your education, then we can help!
Check out our
- 19+ Learner Support Fund
- Advanced Learner Loan Bursary - Only open to applicants in receipt of the Advanced Learner Loan
- Childcare Funding
Advanced Learner Loan
You will be required to start your loan application during the enrolment process. If you decide to use this option, please bring a current passport if you have one.
All 19+ learners need to bring their National Insurance (NI) Number to enrolment.
Learners aged 19+ who want to study a vocational, techinal or professional qualification at Levels 3 and above are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
The Advanced Learner Loan is only available to students on eligible courses at an apporoved institution such as Wigan & Leigh College.
Eligible courses include:
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Level 3 Certificate or Diploma Courses
- Level 4, 5 and 6 Certificate or Diploma.
If you are aged 19-23 and you do not have a Level 3 qualification, you may not have to pay course fees.
Repaying your Advanced Learner Loan is straightforward.
- You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £481 a week or £2,083 a month or £25,000 a year.
- You will only pay back 9% of any income above £25,000 a year, see table for examples:
|Income Each Year Before Tax||Monthly Salary||Monthly Repayment|
|up to £25,000||£2,083||£0|
If you are aged 19+ it’s easy to apply:
- your household income isn’t taken into account
- you won’t have to pay anything back until your annual income is more than £25,000
- there is no credit check
- most learners aged 19+ who apply, will qualify for these loans from the UK government.