Am I Eligible For Part-Time Adult Learning?

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) subsidises the adult education provision offered at our college. With that funding are rules that we must abide by when enrolling learners.

Our courses are available to those who have lived-in the UK for at least the last 3 years (EU if you have settled status, pre-settled status or if you meet any of the exemption rules to the ESFA residency criteria), have the right to abode in the UK, aged 19 or over and who live in a non-devolved adult education budget funded area. Other learners will pay additional costs.

Please note that neighbouring Greater London Authorities devolved with effect from 1 August 2019. You will not be eligible for funded/co-funded courses if living in neighbouring boroughs such as Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham - please read our guidelines in our Devolution information document.

We are required to check that learners are eligible to study and may undertake status checks for fee concessions - please refer to our current fee policy in the useful links, on the enrolment page. All the information is subject to change at any time by our funders, the ESFA - please check at then time of enrolment.

The college is required by funders to check that learners are eligible to study and undertake status checks, including proof of id at the start of the learning aim. Fraudulent claimants will be required to pay either the full fee cost, or be withdrawn from the course and reported to the appropriate authorities.