Free tuition for adults

If you are unemployed and receive benefits, you may be eligible for free tuition on some courses.

If you are applying for certain courses and are not eligible for other financial support, such as a 24+ loan, you may be entitled to free tuition. 


Which courses?

Free tuition is not available on all courses and can change dependant on government funding so please speak to one of our experienced advisors who can tell you which courses are eligible. 


Are you eligible for free tuition?

If you receive any of the following benefits you may be eligible:

  • Income Support
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Employment Support Allowance (non-WRAG)
  • Working Tax Credit (£16,190 maximum joint income)
  • Universal Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance (soon to be replaced by Personal Independence Payment)
  • Guardian’s Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit



Note: You will need to provide proof of benefit, that you are unemployed, that you want to enter employment and require skills training in order to help find employment. This can be done using a self-declaration form available at enrolment.


To find out more

Contact Student Services on 0300 45 600 48 or email



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