Are you eligible for FREE or assisted study?

I currently receive benefits and I am unemployed, what do I need to pay?

If you are aged 19-23 years and receive benefits i.e. Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance, you may be able to study for free or receive a discounted rate. The same also applies if you are aged 24+ and receive benefits (as above) and studying below a Level 3.

I don't receive benefits, what do I need to pay?

If you are aged 19-23 years and want to study for your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification (BTEC Level 2 or 3 NVQ or equivalent) you may be able to study for free or receive a discounted rate.

Fee Payment

If you aren’t eligible for a free part time course, don’t worry we can help ease the burden. Taking out a loan isn’t the only way you can pay for your course. If your course fees are over £500 then you can opt to pay by instalments. This will spread the cost of your fees over a number of months. An initial deposit will be required and a monthly administrative fee will be charged.

If your course fees are being paid by an employer or other third party, you will be given all the necessary information at enrolment.

Are there any other additional costs?

For some courses there may be additional costs such as course books, trips, uniforms or specialist equipment. Information about additional costs will be discussed at the enrolment and interview stage of your application.

24+ Loans Available24+ Advanced Loans


Are you aged 24 years or over and thinking about further education?

If you are looking for your next challenge and you are keen to develop your skills further but worried about how to pay for your course, the 24+ Advanced loans will help you Study Now and Pay Later.

If you wish to study for a Level 3 or above qualification and you are 24 or over on the start date of your chosen course then you can apply for a 24+ Advanced loan to cover the cost of some of your fees for many Level 3 or 4 courses.

Applying for a loan couldn’t be simpler and will help you pay for work-related courses to develop your career or help you with a new career path. And the good news is, you won’t need to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 per year.

For more details on how to pay back the loan and how it’s calculated, speak to one of our Student Advisers on

01329 815200.

Information, Advice & Guidance

Our Student Advisers are on hand to help and advise you, whether it’s about the courses, fees or more information about 24+ and Higher Education loans or just to offer some guidance.

They will be able to help check your eligibility for loans, FREE or discounted study and what you need to do next to study with Fareham College.

Simply call 01329 815 200 for more details. We are here to help.