CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Fees

Full fee

The full fee for each course is listed on our enrolment site.

The 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 19 years or older as of 31 August 2021.

Concession fee

You may get a discount if you receive certain benefits.

There is a discounted fee for non-accredited courses for learners who are:

  • eligible to receive funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Greater London Authority
  • 19 years or older as of 31 August 2021
  • receiving a qualifying benefit

The concession fee is also for people aged 65 or over on 31 August 2021 with an annual household income of less than £27,000.

Qualifying benefits are:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (including those receiving National Insurance credits only)
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit – unless it is for Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit only
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support
  • Pensions Credit – Guarantee Credit or coupled with Savings credit

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.

Remission fee

You may get the cost of your course covered if you are:

  • unemployed
  • on a low salary
  • aged 19 to 23
  • taking an English or maths course
  • taking a full level 3 course

Unemployed

If you fulfil the criteria for a remission fee and are also unemployed and intend to find work, you may be entitled to get the cost of your study covered. 

You will be required to complete a self-declaration, and your benefit evidence will need to be dated within 3 months at the time of your enrolment or assessment appointments.

Qualifying benefits are:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (including those receiving National Insurance credits only)
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit – unless it is for Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit only
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support
  • Pensions Credit – Guarantee Credit or coupled with Savings credit

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.

Low salary

You can also get the cost of your study covered if you are on a low salary. This means either:

  • you live in a London borough and are employed and earn less than £21,157.50 annual gross salary
  • you live in an area outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, West of England, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire or Peterborough, and earn less than £17,374.50 annual gross salary

19 to 23 year olds

Depending on your prior qualifications and what level course you want to enrol on, you may be entitled to full fee remission. Please contact us to find out more.

Full Level 3 courses

Depending on your prior qualifications you may be entitled to full fee remission. Please contact us to find out more.

CALAT offer level 3 courses in the following areas:

English and maths courses

If you are older than 19 and do not already have a grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher in GCSE maths and English, you will be eligible for full fee remission on English and maths courses.

Overseas fee

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 also have to pay the Overseas fee if you live in a Combined Mayoral Authority which is not the Greater London Authority. These are Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, West of England, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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

Under 19s

If you are under 19, as of 31 August 2021, the fee you pay will depend on the type of course and your circumstances.

If you want to enrol on a non-accredited course, you will need to pay a higher fee than the full fee.

If you want to enrol on an accredited course, we recommend you contact us as you may be eligible to study fully funded and free of charge. If not, you will pay a higher fee than the full fee.

Help with fees

If you are on low income you may be eligible to apply for the Learner Support Fund (Access Fund). The fund could help pay towards the cost of course tuition fees, examination fees, course materials and child care. If you qualify, you will be able to have 90% of your course and exam fee deducted at the time of enrolment.

We also offer funding for Level 3 courses and Advanced Learner Loans.

Find out more about getting help with fees.

Croydon Council employee discount

If you are a Croydon Council employee, find out about your staff discount.