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Adult Education & Part Time Courses: Fees & Support

How do I enrol and pay?

  • Complete an enrolment form, which includes the learner's agreement, after confirming course availability with the Adult Education Coordinator on 01424 215746 ext 208. Return this with payment to the Finance Department either in person at the main College site, or by post after 1st August 2016. Applications made before this date which are accompanied by the payment will not be processed until 1st August 2016. Any applications not containing payment will not be processed.
  • Payment can be made by debit/credit card by telephone on 01424 214545 and selecting option 4 on the automated message.
  • Bring the form with your fees to the Information and Enrolment Evening (Monday 12th September 6.00 - 8.00 pm).
  • No enrolment will be processed without the appropriate fee and/or College deposit.
  • Cheques should be made payable to Bexhill College.
  • Please DO NOT send cash through the post.

An enrolment form is in the back of the prospectus or can be downloaded from the college website (adult part time courses section).


Paying your fees

Recreational courses

Course fees must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Please note we are unable to offer concessions for recreational courses. You may also incur additional costs for materials / ingredients which need to be used as part of the course e.g. cookery courses and oil painting.

Part time qualification courses:

The fee covers teaching, tutorials and assessment / exam fees for the course if appropriate.

If you are enrolled on a qualification course in the part time programme, your deposit of £60 must accompany your enrolment form. If the course is more than 10 weeks duration you can pay your tuition fees in 2 instalments.

The first instalment must be paid on or before the enrolment evening on Monday 12th September. The final payment by 10th October. Unfortunately if the fees are not paid in full by this date you will be withdrawn from the course.

If you choose to pay by instalments, you make a commitment to follow the entire course, and may be liable for the full amount of fees and any exam costs etc that may have been paid on your behalf if you subsequently withdraw without making full payment. The fees quoted apply to 'home' and 'EU' students and may be subject to change.

If your employer is paying, please make this clear on the Learner's Agreement showing contact name and address.

Skills For Life courses:

Fees for assessments for Skills For Life must be paid in full before the start of the course.

College Deposit:

All students enrolled on full time qualification courses are required to pay a College deposit of £60 for books and materials borrowed during the course. Please note the deposit is not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early.

All students enrolled on part time qualification courses are required to pay a College deposit of £40. Please note the deposit is not refundable if you decide not to join the College or you leave early.) Recreational courses do not pay a College deposit.


Am I entitled to help with fees?

Fee Remission

If you're aged between 19 and 23 and in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group, you may be eligible for help with the tuition fees on some qualification courses.

Please note students claiming fee remission must enrol in person with proof of their eligibility. This should be the latest letter detailing your eligibility to JSA or the appropriate ESA.

If you are aged between 19 and 23 and have not previously achieved a full level 2 or 3 qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. For information on these entitlements please contact the College.

Refunds for all courses

  • If your chosen course does not run, we will refund your payment in full.
  • If you choose to withdraw from a course in the first week, we will refund your payment, but a deduction of £12 will be made for administration, plus a charge for the week you have attended. You must inform us of your intention to withdraw within 5 working days of starting the course.
  • Refunds will not normally be offered after the first week of a course, unless there are exceptional circumstances. You must apply for the refund in writing to the Adult Education Manager.
  • If the College has to close due to adverse weather conditions, power failure or fire, alternative arrangements will be offered where possible.

What facilities and support are available to me?

  • Access to the College's Learning Resource Centre during normal College hours and up to 7.00pm on Mondays. You must have a Student ID card to access this facility. Extra study help for students on exam based courses who have difficulties coping with the demands of their course is available. Details can be obtained from Student Services.
  • Information on Adult Bursaries available from Student Services on 01424 214545 ext 1163

What other important information should I know about?

Changes to Details

Although we have made every effort to ensure that the information in this booklet is accurate, details are subject to change and the College reserves the right to make such changes as are deemed necessary.

Problems

We hope that everything goes well with your course, but sometimes problems arise. Therefore, if you are unhappy with our service, please let us know so that we can learn for the future. If you have a complaint, please raise it in the first instance with your tutor or the Adult Education Manager. If you are still unhappy with the situation, you can write to the Principal. We shall always try to respond quickly and constructively.

Course Viability

If the number of students on your course falls below a certain level (usually 8 students) we will contact you and discuss the options. These may include reducing the total hours of the course, reducing the number of weeks, or amalgamating with another group. As a last resort we reserve the right to close the course.

Reasons to choose Adult Learning at Bexhill College

  • Purpose-built campus with modern facilities
  • Impressive 200-seat theatre and performing arts space
  • Large, safe and well-lit car-parking
  • A wide range of courses
  • Early Years Nursery – special rates for Bexhill College students
  • Fully equipped sports centre
  • Fantastic reputation
  • High quality teaching
  • Fun and friendly atmosphere

Wide Range Of Courses

Skills For Life courses

Recreational courses

Assessor
courses

Qualification courses