Concessions on Non-Accredited courses – General Adult Education Courses

Please note that we only offer a concession of 40% on course fees to people who are in receipt of the following benefits:

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)

National Insurance Credits

Universal Credit

Carers Allowance

Child Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit

Income Support

Pension Credit Guarantee

Disability Living Allowance

Housing or Council Tax Benefit


Please also be aware that in order for us to fund your place on a course or give you the concession you MUST provide evidence which states that you are currently receiving the qualifying benefit. The concessionary fee, where available, can only be booked upon receipt of proof of benefits. This means that concessionary rates are not available when booking online. You can bring proof of benefits into Brighton Junction reception or email them to [email protected]. See below for full details, or call reception on 01273 810210.

  • You must also have lived in the European Union for 3 years as an ordinary resident.
  • You will be asked to fill out an enrolment form to evidence this for the Skills Funding Agency.

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Universal Credit, Income Support, Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit.

This letter MUST be dated within 3 months of the course start date. I.E. If your course starts on 30/09/2016 then your letter must be dated or more recent than 30/06/2016 AND clarify that the amount of benefit being received is more than £0.00. We generally advise visiting the relevant benefit administration office and asking for a dated letter stating that you are currently receiving the benefit at present.

For all other concessionary benefits listed above this evidence can be a statement for the current annual tax year i.e. April 2016-2017 provided with a recent bank statement dated within 3 months of the course start date showing the relevant benefit arriving in the account. For non-accredited courses, we can accept just the bank statement without the letter as long as the bank statement is your most recent.

All concessionary evidence must be in the name of the person attending the course. We regret that no concessions can be given without proof of eligibility. This must be provided at the time of booking.

If you feel that you really can’t afford the course fees and are not entitled to a concession then you can apply to our Linda Kinsella Bursary Fund, details of this can be found in our brochure or ask a member of the reception team for advice on how to apply.

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