Concessionary fees for short courses


The Department operates a concessionary fee policy for our weekly classes, short online courses and day and weekend schools, for people on low incomes. Concessionary fees are limited to 3 courses per person per academic year (please be aware that a 20-week weekly class counts as two courses).

The concessionary fee does not apply to our Continuing Professional Development courses, or to our summer schools. Students on these courses are not eligible for this concession.

You may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees if:

  1.  you are in receipt of a state benefit: e.g. Job Seekers’ Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance (full list available on request);
  2.  your sole source of income is a DWP State Retirement Pension and Pension Credit.
  3.  your are a full-time students in Higher Education in the UK.

Please complete the General Concessionary Fee Application Form and send it, a copy of your documentary evidence of stautus / entitlements, a completed enrolment form, as appropriate, and a cheque or card payment for 50% of the full tuition fee to the relevant office.

Others who are experiencing financial hardship may also be eligible for financial assistance.

Please complete the Application for a financial hardship concession form and send it with a completed enrolment form to the Weekly Classes Office.

We cannot accept online applications for concessionary fees.