24+ Advanced Learning Loans
The government is introducing loans for all students aged 24 and above in further education and training studying at Level 3 and above, including Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships. The loans will apply if you are starting your course or apprenticeship on or after 1 August 2013.
Please click here for full details.
Will I have to pay for my full time course?
- Courses are free if you are 16 to 18 years of age.
- If you are over 19, concessions are available on some qualification courses depending on your circumstance and previous qualifications. We are currently awaiting confirmation from our Funding Bodies about which of our courses these concessions apply to for the 2012/2013 academic year. Please continue to visit this page for updates.
Are there any other costs?
- If you enrol on a course which involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you will need to have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check before you enrol. This will cost you £44 and is arranged by the College.
- You may also have to pay for books and materials on some of our courses.
Can I receive help for the cost of my course or study?
- Please click here for information about the 16 to 19 Bursary
- Please click here for information about the GCC Trust
How much do I need to pay for a Full Time course?
The standard hourly rate for a qualification course is £3.25 per hour with a £45 registration fee. You will also need to pay an exam fee.
If you are over 19 years old and not in any of the above categories, you will be required to pay full fees.
Methods of payment
We accept the following methods of payment: Cash / Cheques / Visa / MasterCard / UK Maestro / Delta / Electron / Solo.
Please make all cheques payable to ‘Greenwich Community College’.
Payment by Instalment
Alternatively, you may choose to pay your fees by instalments, spreading your costs over the duration of the course or the first seven months, whichever is the shorter – this does not apply to full-cost courses.
Fees cannot be refunded unless a course is closed. The College reserves the right to close or merge courses if sufficient numbers are not recruited.
Refunds cannot be made for any other reason.