Costs

Where three rates are shown alongside a course in the brochure these show ‘full rate’/’R rate’/A rate’ concessions. e.g. £12/£8/£6 

Enrolment onto ‘LCC’ & ‘CityC’ courses

The following information is for people wishing to enrol on funded courses marked ‘LCC’ or ‘CityC’
These courses are subsidised through public funding.*

Conditions

Advice and guidance is essential. Please contact the Centre for more information about these courses or to arrange an appointment.

  • ‘CityC’ courses for 19 years old and over, these accredited are funded by Leeds City College.
  • ‘LCC’ courses for 19 years old and over, these courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

*Eligibility rules apply for the above funded courses.

Eligible those ordinarily resident in the UK with no restrictions under immigration laws on periods of stay. Contact the Centre for more information about these courses or to arrange an appointment. Those who have been in the country less than 3 years will need to bring passport and other relevant documents e.g. marriage certificate.

Please note: You may enrol on up to two ‘LCC’ courses. For any additional courses you may be able to join a waiting list.

Concessions may be available in the following circumstances. You will need to provide recent evidence when you enrol.

Concessions

Important: refer to grid to find if a concession is available on your course. If you meet the criteria and wish to claim a concession you must provide recent evidence as detailed below each time you enrol. If you are enrolling by post or email you must provide a copy of your proof of concession.

Evidence required:

• Job Seekers Allowance – letter from benefits agency dated within 6 weeks or recent bank statement.
•  Employment and Support Allowance – a recent letter from benefits agency dated within 6 weeks or recent bank statement.
•  Universal Credit – recent bank statement or Online Journal.
•  Council Tax Benefit – recent letter (exemptions and discounts are not classified as council tax benefit).
•  Other income based benefit – evidence dated within 3 months or recent bank statement.
•  Working Tax Credits (income threshold applies) – copy of current award.
•  Unwaged dependant on any of the above –evidence as above and should include the dependant’s name.
•  Pension Guarantee Credit – full award certificate dated within 6 months.
•  Low Wage –  a wage slip or a Universal Credit statement within 3 months of the learner’s learning start date, or a current employment contract which states gross monthly / annual wages. (applies only to LCC and CityC funded courses).

NB. Child Tax Credit does not entitle you to a concessionary fee.

You will need to provide recent evidence when you enrol.

Concessions are allowed for the following personal circumstances Course code pre-fix ‘SWE’ (Leisure courses) Course code pre-fixed by ‘LCC’ Course code pre-fixed by ‘CityC’
Unemployed people in receipt of :

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA – WRAG)
A A A
Those in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Housing benefit
  • Income support
  • Working Tax Credit*
  • Pension Guarantee Credit**
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA non-WRAG)
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Asylum seeker in receipt of the equivalent of an income based benefit
A A You may be entitled to a concession if you are looking for work.

This is subject to funding rules.

Please ask at your interview

Low wage

An individual who earns less than £16,000.50 annual gross salary, based on the Social Mobility
Commission’s low pay threshold of £8.21 hourly rate

none A You may be entitled to a concession if you are on a low income.

This is subject to funding rules.

Please ask at your interview

  • Carers allowance
  • Return to work credit
  • In Work Credit
  • Job Grant (recent)
  • Mortgage Interest Run On
none A none
  • Retired and in receipt of state pension
R R R
  • PIP/Disability allowance
none none none
  • Fulltime students
none none none
  • Aged 16 –18
none Not eligible to enrol on these courses Not eligible to enrol on these courses

Membership Fee

All students pay an annual membership fee of £12 on courses of 6 hours or more.

 Refunds Policy and Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your place on a course, refunds can be made as follows: (membership fees are non – refundable) 

  • Cancel prior to the start of the course – minimum of 7 days notice: full refund of course fees.
  • Cancel less than 7 days notice AND within 2 working days after the first session of the course –  refund of course fees, less cost of one session.
  • Cancel later than 3 working days after the course start date – no refund.

One Day and Weekend Workshops

  • Minimum of 7 day’s notice: full refund.
  • Less than 7 day’s notice: no refund.

NB: Refunds to be collected within the term of the cancellation