Immediate Fee Reductions now apply to anyone who is:
An unemployed student (even if you don’t claim JSA) that is doing the course in order to prepare for a job, or to strengthen their efforts while they look for work
Also in receipt of one of the benefits listed below (if your parents or guardians claim these benefits for the household you live in the reduction still applies – but your name must appear on any documental evidence supplied)
Council Tax Benefit
Working Tax Credit - with a Household Income under £15,276. This would only be an eligible benefit if you are a dependant as the person in receipt of Working Tax Credit will not be unemployed.
a UK/EU resident aged over 19 (with no full level 2 or higher qualifications), preparing to do a full level 2 course for the first time
a 19-24 year old UK/EU resident learner (with no full level 3 or higher qualifications) doing a full level 3 course for the first time
a UK/EU resident aged over 19, receiving JSA benefits, ESA Employment and Support Allowances which is work-related (WRAG), or you enrol on to a Basic Skills course
a UK/EU resident aged over 25, without a full level 2 qualification or higher, doing a full level 3 course
This means you do not need to pay for the tuition element of the course, but exam fees may apply. If you are eligible to pay for any element of your course, then the precise fee will be confirmed when you enrol.