Open Door Adult Learning Centre  


Our fees are £75 per course for the full academic year, if paid at the start of learning, or £30 per term. All learners who are not able to claim fee remission (see below) are also responsible for paying their own Awarding Body registration fees, these vary please ask for more details. Anyone aged 24+ studying level 3 qualifications may need to apply for an Adult Learning Loan for further details please go to or discuss with Terry or Julie. Currently we do not offer any Level 3 qualifications.

Fee remission can be claimed if you fall into any of the following categories:  

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

You will need to show an up-to-date bank statement showing JSA credit or letter from Job Centre Plus/Benefits. NOT UB40 or signing on book

Employment support Allowance (ESA)

You will need to show evidence of income related Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) Work related activity group

If you are over 19 and not in paid employment and wanting to enter employment and need skills training to do so , and in receipt of one of the following:

 Income Support

·  Housing Benefit

·  ESA (not WRAG)

·  JSA (not WRAG)

·  Working Families Tax Credits

·  Working Children’s Tax Credits

·  Council Tax Benefit*

·  Personal Independence Payment (previously Disability Living Allowance)

·  Universal Credit

You will need to show evidence of State Benefit at the time of enrolment or within 7 day of enrolment.


*Council Tax Benefit does NOT include single person discount

 If you are between 19 and 23 (on 31 st

August) and taking your first full level 2 qualification

 You will need to sign a declaration stating that you do not have qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher

 If you are between 19 and 23 and taking your first full level 3 qualification


 You will need to sign a declaration stating that you do not have qualifications equivalent to 2 A levels or higher

 All our Functional Skills courses are FREE

 You must be studying towards a full functional skills qualification

Subsidies for ALL learners

The Centre will be charging a subsidised tuition fee for learners studying on accredited courses, aged 19 and over, during 2018/19

Examination / registration fees to awarding bodies will be charged, at the commencement of learning, where applicable, these costs are the responsibility of the learner.

Some identified Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LLDD) will have fees and examination/registration costs waived. Eligibility is as determined by the Centre.

Tuition Fees are reviewed annually in line with the ESFA funding assumptions and guidance from other government departments.

Where the Centre has waived tuition fees / examination / registration fees, learners will become liable for these fees if they fail to participate in the relevant examinations / assessments without just cause or do not maintain satisfactory attendance.

FAST TRACK subsidies are offered for a number of our qualifications, this is dependant upon the number of study hours, the amount of one-to-one support offered, and the amount of training resources that we supply. Learners who study through FAST TRACK will qualify for EXTRA financial support, to help with travel, learning materials, examinations and resource costs. Please request further details directly from the Centre.

The Centre operates a LEARNER SUPPORT FUND - to help learners in financial difficulties. Please enquire at the Centre for application to the fund.

From September 2018 we will be offering all of our accredited courses with tuition subsidies (dependent upon personal circumstances), but ALL learners are expected to pay a Centre reservation/administration fee of £10, themselves, before commencement of learning.

Learners in receipt of JSA/ESA and other recognised benefits, may get tuition fees waived, please discuss with the Centre when you enquire. The Centre operates a Learning Support subsidy scheme, please ask.

For these, and further, details please contact the Centre.


Open Door Adult Learning Centre is committed to equality of opportunity, removing the barriers which may prevent people from participating in, or benefiting fully, from education. Please enquire to the Centre for more information.

Company No: 06563619
Charity No: 1124168
Registered in England
Open Door Adult Learning Centre

Contact: Terry McHale
Telephone: 07421 705043