Course Fees



Learning for Pleasure

There are no reductions for Learning for Pleasure courses.

In order to secure your place on a fee-paying course you will need to pay for your course when you enrol. You can pay in a number of ways:

  • By secure online payment
  • By cash
  • By cheque (made payable to Stockton Borough Council)
  • By credit/debit card (All major credit cards accepted)

Many of our courses in the Learning for Work and Learning for Life sections are offered FREE, including the following:

English, Maths, Family Learning, Employability, Confidence Building and some beginners ICT courses.


ESOL enrolments will be assessed on an individual basis.

Learners aged 19-23 (as at 31 August 2019) will be entitled to free tuition if they are:

  • studying a full Level 2 qualification if they do not already have a full Level 2 qualification, or
  • studying a full Level 3 qualification if they do not already have a full Level 3 qualification.

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Where a course fee applies to a funded course, there will be no fee for learners in receipt of:

  • Job Seekers Allowances (JSA) (inc partner where claim is joint)
  • Employment Support Allowance in the work related activity group (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (work group, work related requirement, work preparation or work-focussed interview organised by JCP)
  • A low wage (£16,009.50 or less gross annual salary). Three months wage slips or current employment contract stating gross monthly or annual wage must be submitted as evidence.

Where a course fee applies to a funded course the following groups are able to claim approx. 50% remission of full fee.

(Fee band-subsidised) Those in receipt of:

  • Council Tax Benefit – Not including sole occupancy allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Universal credit
  • Contribution based Employment and Support Allowance
  • The unwaged dependents (as defined by the Department for Work and Pensions) of those listed above.



19+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 19 or over and you’re planning to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. For further information on learner loans visit the Student Loans website