Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, we can confirm that BTEC/Vocational exams scheduled for January will be going ahead despite the new national restrictions.
Please check our Coronavirus page for further details.
We appreciate that sometimes it may be difficult to understand what fees you have to pay when you are looking at part time courses. Therefore this ‘part time fees explained’ page should help you to understand what fee you are likely to need to pay.
If you are over 19 and wish to study a part time course at HSDC, you would normally be required to pay for the course. There are various reasons why you may be entitled to a reduced fee, or in some cases, a free course; this is dependent on your financial circumstances.
The fees shown on our website are broken down into Course Fee and Exam Fee; if you are liable to pay fees, it would be the total of both.
On our website, the fees are shown as:
The Government will fund the full cost of the course if you:
There are a few qualifications that attract full funding from the Government if you are under 24 and have not already achieved that level of qualification before – please ask our Admissions Team for further details.
The Government makes a 50% contribution towards the cost of the course. The figure quoted would be the fee that you would be liable to pay unless you:
in which case the course would be free.
The Government makes no contribution towards the cost of the course.
There are a few courses such as Excel or Cake Decorating that are run to meet the needs of the local community and these would need to be paid for in full regardless of financial circumstances or residency.
The Government provides the opportunity to obtain an Additional Learner Loan to study on these courses. No other fee concession is available for these Level 3 courses. https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan