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Concessions & student loans

Different programmes have different concessions and/or loans. Please check the fee symbols shown against your chosen programme.

If you are under 19 on 31st August prior to the start of your course you will be eligible for free tuition on this course.

This is not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

If you are aged 19 or over on 31 August prior to the start of your level 3 or 4 course there are no concessions available although you may be eligible to claim level 3 entitlement (see symbol 3 below). If you are not eligible to claim level 3 entitlement you can apply for a government Advanced Learner Loan.

This is not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

Concessions are available on some qualifications for the following groups of students:

Students in receipt of an eligible state benefit who want to be employed, or progress into more sustainable employment and:

  • Are unemployed
  • Or have earned income (disregarding benefits) of:
    • Less than £338 per month (where you are the sole adult in the benefit claim)
    • Less than £541 per month (where you have a joint benefit claim with your partner)

To claim this concession you will need to bring original proof of benefit to your enrolment session. The proof must be dated no more than three months prior to your course start date.  You will also need to complete the Declaration for Skills Training Funding Form which is available here, and will also be available for you to complete at your enrolment session.

Students in receipt of a low wage who:

  • Are employed, or self employed 

AND

  • Earn less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary

To claim this concession you will need to bring original proof of your gross annual wages to your enrolment session. The proof must be dated no more than three months prior to your course start date, and could be a wage slip, employment contract or a universal credit statement. You will also need to complete the Declaration for Low Wage Earners, which is available here, and will also be available for you to complete at your enrolment session.

These concessions are not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

Level 1 - If you are aged 19-23 at the start of this entry/level 1 course and do not already hold a full level 2 qualification, but intend to progress to complete a full level 2, your fees will be waived in full. To check your eligibility and claim this concession, please complete the Level 1/2/3 Declaration Form which is available here, and will also be available to complete at your enrolment session.​

This is not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

If you are aged 19-23 at the start of a full level 2 course and do not already hold a full level 2 qualification, your fees will be waived in full. To check your eligibility and claim this concession, please complete the Level 1/2/3 Declaration Form which is available here, and will also be available to complete at your enrolment session.

This is not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

Level 3 entitlement - if you are aged 19-23 at the start of a full level 3 course and do not already hold a full level 3 qualification, your fees will be waived in full.

To check your eligibility and claim this concession, please complete the Level 1/2/3 Declaration Form which is available here, and will also be available to complete at your enrolment session.​

This is not applicable to apprenticeships. Please see the apprenticeship 'A' symbol for further information.

There are no concessions available on higher education courses, however you can apply for a government higher education student loan. For details on these loans and an application form please click here.
More details about apprenticeships can be found on our apprenticeship page. For details of the course fees payable for apprenticeships please email the apprenticeships team.
MidKent College do not claim any funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for this course and are therefore unable to offer any concessions for students in receipt of benefits. Please check the other symbols against this course for details of other entitlements or loans that may be available.

This course may be run by other education providers who offer alternative funding routes and may offer tuition fee concessions.