Fees guide

Fees guide 2020-06-17T12:45:20+00:00

Our fees are divided into four categories

Full Fee applies to those eligible to receive funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Greater London Authority

To qualify you must be aged 19 yrs as at 31.8.20

This is a discounted fee for non-accredited courses only to those eligible to receive funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Greater London Authority

  • To qualify you must be 19 yrs as at 31.8.20 in receipt of a qualifying benefit:
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit*
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support
  • Pensions Credit – Guarantee Credit or coupled with Savings credit

*Universal Credit for Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit only– is not an eligible benefit

  • Aged over 65 on 31.8.20 with an annual household income of less than £27,000

Random checks on benefits declared with be made by CALAT staff and benefit evidence will need to be dated within 3 months at time of enrolment

This fee remission is for learners who are eligible to receive funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Greater London Authority

To qualify you must be aged 19 yrs as at 31.8.20, AND unemployed and in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits and intending to progress into employment.  You will be required to complete a Self-Declaration and benefit evidence will need to be dated within 3 months at time of enrolment or assessment appointments

Qualifying benefits:

  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit* and whose earned wage from employment (not including benefits) is £338 a month
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support
  • Pensions Credit – Guarantee Credit or coupled with Savings credit AND actively seeking work

*Universal Credit for Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit only – is not an eligible benefit

You can also claim full fee remission if you are on a Low Annual GROSS salary

  • you live in a LONDON borough and are employed and earn less than £20,962 annual GROSS salary
  • you live in an area outside a Combined mayoral authority** and earn less than £17,004.00 annual GROSS salary

If you qualify you will need to provide 3 months wages slips within 3 months of learning start date or a current employment contract which states gross monthly/annual wages or Self Employed Official Tax Return

**Combined mayoral authorities are:

Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, West of England, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

English and maths courses

If you do not already have a grade A*-C or grade 4 or higher in GCSE maths and English, you will be eligible for full fee remission on English and maths courses

19-23 yr olds

Depending on your prior qualifications and what level course you want to enrol on you may entitled to full fee remission – please ask for more information

You will have to pay the Overseas fee if you have not been ordinarily resident in the UK or EEA for the 3 years preceding the start date of your course or you have restrictions on your leave to remain.  You will be required to pay the Overseas fee if you live in a Combined Mayoral Authority which is not the Greater London Authority.

You cannot claim any concessionary fees or apply for the Learner Support Fund (LSF) on the Overseas fee

Combined mayoral authorities are:

Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, West of England, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

If you have been an employee of Croydon Council for more than 3 months you may be eligible for a discount on some courses.  Please complete the enquiry form below. You will also need to provide an email from your manager confirming you have been employed for more than 3 months.

If you meet the criteria a member of the enrolment team will contact you to complete your enrolment  and to take payment by debit/credit card over the phone

If you are under 19 (as at 31 August 2020) and wish to enrol on a non-accredited course you will be required to pay a fee higher than the full fee as we do not
receive funding for under 19yrs on non-accredited courses. If you wish to enrol on an accredited course you will need to speak to a curriculum manager as you will be required to enrol on a Study Programme which, if you are eligible will be fully funded and free of charge. Alternatively you can enrol on an accredited course with the agreement of the curriculum manager and pay a higher fee than the full fee.

Fees are currently correct but we reserve the right to change them at any time.