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Costs of College


All fees quoted are normally for 19+ learners, are per year and are the "standard" prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education.

If you are under 19 years of age or have not been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years please contact Student Services on 01384 363 363 for information. ​

Help to meet college costs

Some students are eligible for help in meeting the cost of their learning, through fee concessions and other schemes.

Learner Support Fund (19+)

The Learner Support Fund (19+) provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19 and over with additional costs as a result of attending a Further Education course, e.g. travel, books, equipment, stationery, residential fees, etc. Help to meet the costs of childcare may also be possible from the Learner Support Fund if you are aged 20 and over. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

If you have costs other than those mentioned here which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course you should still apply for help

For more details or advice on how financial support relates to you, please contact one of our specialist team at The Broadway who will be pleased to help you. Financial support information: 01384 363 555 or email:

Advanced Learner Loans

The way further education is funded for people aged 19 and over has changed.

Advanced Learner Loans have been introduced by the UK government for learners aged 19 and over studying at Level 3 or Level 4.

If you start one of these courses you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by colleges and training organisations. Alternatively, you could pay for the course out of your own funds, but most learners will qualify for a government loan.

It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.

If you’re considering studying, you might be surprised by how affordable it can be.

Help with Childcare Costs

Students with childcare needs can get information on childcare providers from Dudley MBC Family Information Service on 01384 814 398.

Students above the age of 20 can apply for help with childcare costs through the college 19+ Learner Support Fund.

Students who are 24 or over studying a Level 3 course and need help with childcare costs, please contact 01384 363 377 for details.

Care to Learn

Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs. More information is available from or call 0300 303 8610.