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.
How much will my part time qualification course cost?
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.
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.
*Some courses are priced individually. These prices are shown on the relevant course page on this site.
ESOL courses are priced separately in the 2011/2012 academic year at £2.50 per hour. Please continue to visit this site for 2012/2013 updates.
Higher Education Programmes
For current fees, please refer to the University of Greenwich site . You might be able to be sponsored by your employer.
You also might be entitled to student loans/bursaries or financial help. Please click here? for full details.
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.
- Some courses include the cost of materials or books in the fees charged. Where this is the case it is shown in the course details. In all other courses learners should note that there may be additional costs which are not covered by the course fee.
Can I receive help for the cost of my course?
Please click here for details about the new 24+ Advanced loans that will be available from April 2013.
Please click here for details of the GCC Trust.
List of means-tested benefits*:
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Housing Benefits
- Council Tax Benefits
- Working Tax Credit with a household income of less than £15,000
- Unwaged dependant of the above
- Pensions Credit (over 60s income support)
* You will be required to provide proof of your benefits.
If you are 19 years old or over and not in any of the listed categories you will be required to pay full fees. The full fee for each course is displayed in the courses section of the website.
When do I pay for my course
If you pay your fees in full by cash or debit card before your course starts you will receive a discount of 2% of the tuition fee only. There is no discount if you pay in advance by any other payment methods.
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.
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’.
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.
Children and Young People Attending Classes/Workshops
Children under 19 are not normally accepted on to adult courses. Exceptions can be made for 16s18s not in full-time education or work: please enquire for details.