Financial Support

Can I get help with my fees?

For some courses full fee remission may be available if you are in receipt of:

·      Job Seeker’s Allowance

·      Employment and Support Allowance

·      Universal Credit (unemployed or earning less than £345 per month)

·      Unemployed and on another state benefit (conditions apply)

·      Studying for your first full Level 1 or 2 qualification on an eligible course

·      Studying for your first full Level 3 qualification on an eligible course

·     Employed with a gross annual income of less than £20,319

Time Credits

Time Credits can be used as full payment for Community Learning and Skills courses. For more information on the Time Credits scheme, head to:


For some of our professional qualifications marked in this guide, learners can apply for loans to cover the costs of their course. The following loans may be available for you to apply for:

HE Loans:
Advanced Learner Loans:

Please enquire for more information.

Higher Education
0333 003 1717

Nelson and Colne College
01282 440 209

Accrington and Rossendale College
01254 354 143

Bursary Fund

Lancashire Adult Learning has a bursary fund to help learners who require further assistance with any financial aspects of their learning. Support available to eligible learners include support with the childcare and travel costs and in some cases tuition fees. As each person’s financial and family situation is different, we consider each application individually, based on evidence provided.

To apply for financial assistance, you will need to complete an application using the College’s secure online portal Pay My Student.  You can login to Pay My Student using your College Office 365 account.  You will be required to upload evidence as part of your application.

Click here to apply:

If you require more information or require support, you can:

How to pay

  • You can pay via VISA, Mastercard, Cheque, or cash. Payments in instalments may be available for some courses. Please enquire for further details.

Refund policy

We will refund all fees paid by learners when:

  • We cancel the course because we are unable to recruit a sufficient number of students to make the course economically viable
  • We permanently change the course to a different time and/or place from that advertised so that it is no longer convenient to you
  • We make a significant change to the course aims and objectives

Any course fees and examination / accreditation fees you have paid will be refunded in full, or if preferred, a transfer of fees to another course will be arranged. If you would like to see our full refund policy please email us.

By clicking the PAY NOW or CONFIRM button, or by completing your enrolment over the phone with the Enrolments Team, you are confirming that you accept and are satisfied with the following:

That the College is able to offer this course at the rates publicised on this website to those individuals aged 19+ or over on 31st August 2022 whose home address is in areas of England outside of the devolved authority areas of:  Cambridge and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.  Where an individual resides outside of England or in one of the devolved areas then the College reserves the right to charge you for the delivery of the course at a rate of £10.55 per hour.  This is in line with the College’s Fees Policy which is published on our websites.

Terms and Conditions

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