Costs and Enrolment

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. If you would like to book a place or require further information please telephone the Learning & Skills team on 01325 405601 or email l&

Course Costs and Reduced Fees

Full Fees (including enrolment and tuition fees): £3.00 per hour 

Accredited Learning: Full accreditation fee (if applicable) - if the course has a qualification there will be additional fees to pay for registration and certification. 

No fees will be charged for publicly subsidised courses where:

1. Learners are aged 16-18 (on 31st August 2017)

2. Learners are aged 19-24 (on 31st August 2017) with a learning difficulty and / or disability as evidenced through an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan or Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) 

3. Learners are aged 19 or older where the learning aim is up to and including level 2, and the learner is studying English or Maths

4. Learners are aged 19-23 (on their first day of study) and are studying their first 'full' level 2 or first 'full' level 3, excludes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

5. Learners are aged 19 or older where the learning aim is up to and including level 2 (including ESOL), the skills training will help them into work, and the learner is classed as unemployed and one of more of the following apply: 

a. They receive Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) - this includes those receiving National Insurance credits only, or 

b. They receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and the learner is in the work-related activity group (WRAG), or

c. They receive of Universal Credit, earn less than 16 times the national minimum wage or £330 a month and are determined by Jobcentre Plus (JCP) as being in one of the following groups: 

i. All Work Related Requirements Group 

ii. Work Preparation Group

iii. Work Focused Interview Group

d. They are released on temporary licence (RoTL) and studying outside a prison environment and not funded through the Offender's Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) 

Evidence required: Letter of entitlement from Job Centre Plus indicating the date and claim or for copy of licence (RoTL) from Probation Service

6. Learners aged 19-24 who are unemployed and on a Traineeship 

Courses with no public subsidy

For learners aged 19 or above and where the learning aim is level 3 or above (expect for exclusion above), learners will need to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, subject to funding availability. Further details can be found at:

Asylum Seekers - individuals will be assessed for eligibility in conjunction with SFA guidance Special fees - some courses have special fees, cost on application

FE course - NVQ etc price on application 

The following courses are free: 

Family Learning, Functional Skills, Study Programme and courses which are funded through external projects

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is intended to enable disadvantaged learners to achieve their learning goal by providing funding, on top of programme funds, to help them overcome their barriers to learning. The funding is intended to be flexible and to help support learners who have a range of learning difficulties and / or disabilities. 

Enrolment dates and times

Coleridge Centre

  • Any week day 9:00am - 4:00pm

Enrolments and payment can be made over the phone on 01325 405601

When you enrol you will need your personal details (including address, date of birth, telephone number, national insurance number and information about any benefits you receive).

Enrolment Forms

Please print a copy and post the completed form to: Learning & Skills Service, The Coleridge Centre, Coleridge Gardens, Darlington DL1 5AJ