Course fees are subsidised and apply to self funded learners only. Employers should contact the Lifelong Learning Coordinator at the community learning centre, who will agree appropriate fees.
Full fee - Payable for those not eligible to concessions listed below.
Concessionary fee - applicable on certain courses to: People aged 65 and over or those under 65, if in receipt of a state pension
Reduced concessionary fee - applicable on certain courses to:
Ø 16-19 yr olds
Ø Full time students
Ø People in receipt of state benefits and allowances listed:
· Income Support
· Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA). Contribution Based Jobseekers Allowance (CBJSA) does not qualify
· Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
· Child Tax Credits only, with an annual household Income of under £16,190
· Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
· Universal Credit
· Bereavement allowance
· Carer’s allowance
Evidence of entitlement to concessionary fees must be produced either at time of course payment or during your first class. Failure to do so will result in a full fee being charged.
Are there any extra costs?
Students are expected to provide their own textbooks, stationery and any materials required. Where materials are provided, students must pay for these. In some subject areas, students will be required to pay for photocopied materials that they retain. Students are also responsible for payment of examination and accreditation fees. Your tutor will advise in these matters.
Viability – Published fees for classes may be subject to increase if the minimum number of enrolments is not reached each term. If any class is not financially viable, you will be given the choice to pay extra for the class to continue.
Are charges difficult for you?
If anyone is experiencing difficulty in meeting the fee, please get in touch with office staff at the appropriate centre, so that this can be discussed. Your enquiry will be handled in confidence. Arrangements can be made for course fees to be paid in instalments or by standing order over the period of the course.
The Learning Pembrokeshire policy on refund of course fees is as follows:
Should Learning Pembrokeshire cancel a course prior to commencement, a full refund will be given.
Customer cancellations prior to course commencement, will incur an administration charge of £10. No refunds will be given following commencement of a course.
Appeals procedure: Under exceptional circumstances, following course commencement, appeals for refunds can be made to the Area Lifelong Learning Coordinator. A minimum enrolment and administration charge of £25 will be incurred.