Why do I need to pay these fees?

Admin Fee

*For new and returning learners, we are waiving the Admin Fee for the academic year 21/22*

Workshop Fee

A workshop fee is applied to courses where materials and consumables are necessary to assist students’ learning. The cost is course dependent.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Students in the following areas will need to purchase PPE to access workshops/studios.

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Electrical Installations
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Welding & Fabrication

Financial Assistance

If you think you may be eligible for financial assistance to help with covering the cost of the workshop and/or any equipment fees please complete a Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) application form available in Welsh or in English and return to the Student Finance office, please call 01437 753 134 if you have any queries. (Please note FCF will not cover any Admin Fee Costs).

N.B. – If you have paid your workshop fee/purchased your equipment and become eligible for FCF funding you can claim this back if you present your receipt. Alternatively you can pay your workshop fee/purchase your equipment via the College, once you have been awarded your funding.