2018/2019 Course Fees
Funding and Proof of Eligibility
The majority of our courses benefit from funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), or the European Social Fund (ESF). The ESFA/ESF require the College to provide evidence of student identity and eligibility.
For a student to be eligible for ESFA funding, they must have a legal right to be resident in the United Kingdom/EU/EEA for a period of time prior to the start of the course. For further guidance on eligibility please refer to the Eligibility leaflet. This is also available from all main centres. We have listed the most common scenarios but if you cannot identify your own situation, we will be happy to discuss this with you.
The College will require you to provide your passport, birth certificate or home office papers to prove your eligibility. You will also be required to complete and sign an individual learner record to confirm eligibility. Anyone who, if required, fails to provide proof of their eligibility will be charged course fees at the rate of £9.42 per hour plus any other costs. Anyone who is not eligible for such funding will also be required to pay tuition fees at the rate of £9.42 per hour plus any other costs.
Aged 19 or over
If you are in receipt of state benefits other than state pension and child benefit, you may be eligible for a reduction in fees for any course that is supported by ESFA funding. For non accredited courses this will be a maximum of 20%. For approved qualification courses, the course may be free provided you can confirm that you are unemployed and actively seeking work. Also, if you are working but are on a low income, you may be eligible for a free course. Please ask for details.
If you are in receipt of one of these benefits, you may be asked to bring current evidence of this, together with your passport, birth certificate or home office papers, to the College each time you enrol. You will be asked to self declare and sign a form to say you are in reciept of these benefits.
Please note, some courses do not attract any Government funding from the ESFA, and/or concessions are not available. See individual course information pages for details.
In addition, for students on low incomes such as means tested benefits who have difficulty in meeting the cost, we may be able to help you through the Learner Support Funds provided by the ESFA. However, this is a very limited amount of money. For more information telephone Helen Hart on 020 8659 7976 or email enquiries
Paying by instalments
If your course is more than 16 weeks long, you may pay for your course in three instalments. Please ask for information at the time of enrolment.
Bromley Adult Education College cannot enrol you on another course while there is a balance of fees outstanding for any previous enrolment.
There may be further costs incurred after joining the course e.g. course materials, tools and equipment. Please read the course information page before enrolling.
Aged 16-18 years
Our courses are for learners aged 19 and over only. Please see LSEC for information on courses for 16-18 year olds.
Exam and Accreditation Fees
Examination, accreditation and administration costs are generally included in the course fee. Please check the details in each course description. All examination/accreditation and administration fees are non-refundable as they are passed on to external examining bodies.