To apply for a full time, further education course at Wiltshire College –
Some courses will require an interview prior to enrolment in order for us to identify whether the course you have chosen is the right level of course for you. These courses will have an APPLY NOW button displayed on the course information page.
To apply -
A number of our courses are available for enrolment and payment online. These courses do not require an interview. All you have to do is click the ENROL NOW button on the relevant course page, click checkout and then complete the enrolment form and pay for your course. You will receive an email confirmation once we have received your details and we will then send you out a confirmation letter. Please bring this on the first day of your course.
If the fees for your chosen course are more than £150 you may be eligible to pay by instalments. A deposit of 25% of the total fee plus £20 administration fee must be paid at enrolment to secure your place on the course and if you withdraw from the course early, full payment is still required. Three further instalments of 25% each will be payable over the following three consecutive months, (starting with October for courses starting in September).
Instalment applications must be made in person, (please remember to bring your bank details with you in order to complete the Banker’s Standing Order form).
Instalment payments are not available to employers, international students or students who are already in arrears with the college.
For some courses you may be asked to pay for additional trips, protective clothing or books. Please check the course information sheet on our website in advance, and do not buy anything until you have attended your first class.
Depending on your financial circumstances and the course that you are enrolling on, you may be eligible for help with costs on some courses from the Learner Support Fund. The Fund is open for application from August 2015 and help may be available with books, equipment, childcare or travel to college. The Fund is means-tested and early application is advised, as awards are limited.
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If you are studying a Higher Education course, please see our information sheets on www.wiltshire.ac.uk/hefinance for further information on funding.
Where our courses indicate that concessions are available, the cost of the course will depend on your age and individual circumstances as outlined below. If you think you may be eligible to pay a reduced fee, please contact our Student Services team to discuss your circumstances.
For courses with this symbol, learners who are unemployed and in receipt of at least one of the following benefits may be entitled to fee remission.
Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group only), Universal Credit (mandated to undertake skills training).
If you are in receipt of another State Benefit, are unemployed and enrolling on a course recognised as a step to employment, you may also be eligible for fee remission. Please contact Student Services to arrange a guidance interview.
Fee remission does not apply to unemployed learners if they are undertaking a full Level 3 or above course and are 24 or over. These students can apply for a 24+ advanced learning loan.
The courses in this prospectus are designed for an adult audience and we cannot normally offer places to any students under the age of 16 on 31st August 2015. Please contact our Student Services team to discuss your application. In circumstances where you are offered a place, the fees payable may be higher than those published in this prospectus.
For courses with this symbol, if you are interested in a part time course where the fee for 16-19 is FREE, and you are currently enrolled at another school, college or other training provider please contact Student Services before submitting your application. For courses which receive Government funding we will need to work with the other school or college to agree how the course fees will be paid. If the other institution is not willing or unable to pay the fees for the funded course you wish to take then, you will need to pay course fees – in some cases these may be higher than the 19-23yrs indicated in this prospectus.
We do not receive funding for students under the age of 19 years enrolling on leisure courses (courses ending in A0) so normally cannot enrol students on these courses. Please contact Student Services for further information on fees.
For courses with these symbols, if you are aged between 19 and 23 and are studying for your first full Level 2 or Level 3 programme, you may be entitled to fee remission.
For courses with this symbol, if you are aged 24 or over on the day the course begins and studying for Level 3 or 4 programmes, then you will be required to pay full fees. You may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your fees. Fee remission does not apply to unemployed learners. Contact Student Services for more information.
If you have not been a resident in the UK/EEA for more than 3 years you may be required to pay the hourly overseas rate, depending on your immigration status. In some cases this may be higher than the fees published in this prospectus. Please contact Student Services for further information.
If you’re starting a course at Level 3 or above on or after 1st August 2015, you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans from the UK government are designed to help you to pay the tuition fees for courses at Level 3 and above.
It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t even have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.
Plus, if you are using your loan for an Access to HE course and you progress on to, and complete, higher education study, the remaining balance of your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, including interest may be written off.
To qualify you must be:
Student Finance England (SFE) will pay your agreed tuition fees to the college once your attendance on the course has been confirmed.
Please contact our Student Services team to check that you and your course are eligible before submitting your application or you can visit www.wiltshire.ac.uk/24plus for more information.
All full time university level courses, such as Foundation Degrees and Degrees, must be applied for online via the UCAS website. You'll need to have the Wiltshire College Institution code to hand (W74) as well as the course code, which can be found on each course page.
To apply for a part time university level course, such as a HNC or HND, you must apply directly to the college. Please contact the HE Admissions team on HEAdmissions@wiltshire.ac.uk or 01249 466806 to obtain an application form.
The completed application form should be returned to HE Admissions (details provided on the form) after which you will be invited in for an interview.
University level students with disabilities or Specific Learning Needs should apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). These are grants to help you with the extra course costs you might face as a result of a disability, on-going health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
You must have consent from your school to apply for a 14-16 programme. To apply, you should email the School Partnerships team at SchoolLiaison@wiltshire.ac.uk for an application form which should be returned to the address provided on the form. Once we have received your application we will contact you to invite you in for an interview.