Most courses at SAFL are funded by the Skills Funding Agency. In order to be eligible to enrol you will normally need to have been a resident of the European Union for 3 years or more.
If you have not been a resident of the EU for this period of time but have a UK residency status that entitles you to funded education you will be required to supply documentation (usually from the Home Office) to verify this. Our staff can advise you about what evidence is acceptable. If you are not eligible for this funding you may still be able to enrol at the Non-EU Resident rate of £10 per hour.
Some courses need you to complete an assessment before you can be accepted onto the course. This avoids you being put onto the wrong course, or at the wrong level. Please check the course details to see whether you need to attend a pre-course assessment for your chosen course. An appointment will be made for you to attend the assessment.
Once you have chosen the right course for you, you should contact the centre, to check for availability. Our courses fill up quickly.
When you come to enrol on a course, you will be asked to complete a Learner Enrolment Form and Learning Agreement.
You should also bring with you:
- Your Learner Number and one piece of evidence showing your current address (if you are an existing learner)
- Personal Identification to show your Name, Address and Postcode, Date of Birth and Telephone Number (if you are a new learner)
- The Course Fee
Course Fee Remission or Concession
Funding provided by the Skills Funding Agency is a subsidy towards the actual cost. It is therefore expected that where learners are able to pay a contribution towards their courses, that they should do so, and that this income is re-invested by providers into providing further learning activities and opportunities.
For the Academic Years 2017-2018, fees have been maintained at £3.50 per guided learning hour.
Fee discounts/concessions will apply as follows:
- Employability /English/Maths courses are free of charge below level 2.
For all other courses/programmes:
- In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance. (100% Discount)
- In receipt of Universal credit. (100% Discount)
- In receipt of Employment Support Allowance. (100% Discount)
- Learners aged 60+ will be entitled to a fee concession of up to 50%
How can I pay?
You must pay your tuition fees, exam and/or registration fees in full at the time that you enrol on the course, unless your employer has agreed to pay, in which case you must bring in a letter on company headed notepaper with details of exactly what your employer is authorising us to invoice them for
e.g. Tuition Fees - £220.00, Exam Fees £55.50, Registration Fee £20.00. Total £295.50
You may pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. On courses where the tuition fees are high, we may be able to arrange for you to pay in instalments. Ask the tutor, or enrolment clerk.