Page 7 - Community Learning
P. 7

Find out
                                                                                           more about
   Course Fees and Funding                                                                 our learning


                                                                                           community!


 Fees and funding   Instalments
 If you will fi nd it diffi cult to pay your fee in one amount, it is

 for your course  possible to pay by instalments. There is a £10 non-refundable
 arrangement fee for each instalment plan.

 Many courses are free - for example:
 Advanced learning loans
   ⊲ Maths, English, Essential Digital Skills
   ⊲ Your fi rst level 3 qualifi cation   These are available for some courses at level 3 or above.
   ⊲ Courses to help you get work if you are unemployed or on a   Please enquire for more information
 low wage
   ⊲ If you are receiving JSA or ESA (WRAG)  I need to cancel my enrolment
   ⊲ Some courses to help with your wellbeing.

 You are entitled to a 14 day cooling off period, from the date of
 If fi nance is a barrier to your learning, talk to us confi dentially to   booking your course, where you can have a full refund of fees
 see if we can help.   (including any registration fees). After this period, you can have
 a full refund of your tuition fees, minus the registration fee per
 There are four levels of fees available for most courses. These
 symbols show the price of the course   course (the registration fee is dependent on the course fee
 paid) provided we are notifi ed before your second lesson of the
    STANDARD - Full Fee   course (for courses of a duration of more than fi ve weeks).
 ●  65+ - Available on some courses to learners over 65 and not
 in full time employment
 ▲  BENEFITS - Available if you are in receipt of an income-    How We Support You
 based benefi t
 ■  CONCESSION - Available at a reduced rate if you are a
 student, in receipt of benefi ts or over 65+                 What support can we offer?

          Treating you fairly
                                                              When your course starts, one of the learning support team will
 How do I pay the reduced/  FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF   We believe that everyone should be able to work and learn in   discuss with you what type of support will meet your needs. Our
 concessionary fee?  CREATIVE WRITING BEGINNERS:   an environment that is free from harassment and bullying and   aim is to provide support that will help you achieve your goals.
          will not tolerate such behaviour.
 You will need to provide an original document dated within   “A brochure came   For further information visit our website or contact the
 the last 6 months as evidence that you are receiving Universal   through my door for   We treat all members of the college community the same   Additional Learning Support Manager on 01702 445703 or
 Credit or an income-based state benefi t. If you receive an   adult learning. Out of   regardless of any disability, age, race, gender, special   email ALS@southend-adult.ac.uk
 income-based benefi t that is not included in this list, please   curiosity I started to look   educational needs, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status.
 contact the College, as you may still be eligible.
 for courses, obviously   Safeguarding                        Information advice and guidance
   ⊲ JSA or ESA (WRAG)  things that I could do                We offer free and impartial information, advice and guidance.

   ⊲ Working Tax Credits  The College’s role is to ensure everyone is kept safe from all   Our team can help you identify the skills you need to get back
   ⊲ Disability Living Allowance  with my hands, but this   forms of harm.   to work or progress in your chosen career. We can also help
   ⊲ Housing Benefi t   course jumped out at   We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding. If you   with advice on job applications and putting together a CV
   ⊲ Carers Allowance  me. Whilst having a   are worried or concerned about anyone at the college please   (through our job hub).
   ⊲ Universal Credit  conversation with my   let us know. Printed copies of our safeguarding leafl et are
   ⊲ Council Tax Benefi t  available.
   ⊲ Incapacity Benefi t   children, I said it was            Help with childcare
   ⊲ Guaranteed Pension Credit  something I thought           Don’t let childcare issues stop you getting back into education.
 I might like to do. My   Additional Learning Support         You might be able to apply for funding for childcare, please talk
 birthday was coming up   Additional Learning Support is available for a wide range of   to Learner Services for more information.
 so they said they would   needs in order to help you complete your course. If you are
          unsure or struggling with something the sooner you tell us the
 Contact us for help and information   buy it for me as a gift.”  quicker we can help.  For more information about
 on 01702 445700 or email  LYNDA SCANLON                                         our Learner Services visit
 sacc@southend-adult.ac.uk                                                   www.southend-adult.ac.uk


                                                                                                                     7
   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12