ESOL Course Fees 2016/17

ESOL Courses

times per weeklength of courseFully Funded fee*Fully Exempted fee*Co-Funded fee*Non-Funded fee*
Accredited course: Speaking & Listening qualification2x 2.5hrs per week11 weeks plus exam£10.00£10.00£310.00£640.00
Accredited course:  Writing  qualification2x 2.5hrs per week11 weeks plus exam£10.00£10.00£235.00£472.00
Accredited course:  Reading  qualification2x 2.5hrs per week10 weeks plus exam£10.00£10.00£160.00£322.00
Non-accredited course (Basic Skills)1x 2hrs per week8 weeks (no exam)free£10.00£60.00£100.00
Including £10 charges for administration, postage etc of certificates.
COURSE DATES for Accredited courses:
Term 1:  19/09/2016 – 12/12/2016
Term 2:  09/01/2017 – 03/04/2017
Term 3:  24/04/2017 – 24/07/2017
COURSE DATES for Non-accredited Basic Skills courses:
Term 1: 10/10/2016 – 05/12/2016
Term 2: 23/01/2017 – 20/03/2017
Term 3: 08/05/2017 – 03/07/2017

*Explanation of ESOL Course Fees 2016/17

You must be over 19 years old to study at Friends Centre. Your eligibility to access SFA (Skills Funding Agency) funding depends on your residency status, and that will be checked during your ESOL interview.

FULLY FUNDED LEARNERS:

Unemployed students looking for work, those who wish to enter employment and believe skills training will help to do so, and receiving JSA or ESA-WRAG or National Insurance Credits or Universal Credit are eligible for free (fully funded) ESOL classes. It is a subject to producing recent benefits evidence and attending IAG interview prior to joining course. Payment of £10 charges for administration, postage etc of certificates applies to accredited (exam) courses only. It’s your responsibility to update us in any changes to your details in writing to [email protected]

FULLY EXEMPTED LEARNERS:

Unemployed students looking for work, those who wish to enter employment and believe skills training will help to do so,  or those who earn less than £330 per month, and receiving other state benefits are eligible for fully funded (subject to non-accredited fee of £10 per course) ESOL classes at Friends Centre’s discretion. Learning must be directly relevant to learner’s employment prospects.  It is a subject to producing recent benefits evidence and attending IAG interview prior to joining course. For non-accredited classes there is a course fee of £10 per course. For accredited courses there is a payment of £10 charges for administration, postage etc of certificates. It’s your responsibility to update us in any changes to your details in writing to [email protected]

CO-FUNDED LEARNERS:

Employed students (part-time, full-time or self-employed) or students not looking for work or not willing or able to work are eligible for Co-funded fee. See the fees calculations in the tables above. For accredited courses there is a payment of £10 charges for administration, postage etc of certificates included in the stated amount. It’s your responsibility to update us in any changes to your details in writing to [email protected]

NON-FUNDED LEARNERS:

Students not eligible for SFA funding will pay Not-SFA funded course fees (full fee) and exam fees where applicable. In the table calculations it’s included in the final amount. Please note that SFA funded students will have a priority in placing into classes.  It’s your responsibility to update us in any changes to your details in writing to [email protected]

HELP WITH COURSE FEES:

Students who need help paying course fees will have to apply in writing for Hardship Fund financial help. Please ask for Learner Support Services Form. This fund is very limited and Friends Centre might NOT be able to help.

Friends Centre reserves the right to amend the fees / dates according to the SFA funding guidance.
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