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  1. Do I need to pay fees? If you see this click for more information Please note: Final remission status will always be confirmed by a member of staff at enrolment this tool is for guidance purposes only.

  2. Is your course a full cost course? Yes If you are unsure please ask a member of the Course and Information Team enquire@darlington.ac.uk or phone (01325) 503030

  3. What is a full cost course? Full cost courses tend to be short courses lasting either 1 day or a few weeks and result in a college certificate. Examples of these courses include • Spray tanning • Hot and cold stone therapy • Basic dressmaking • Cake decorating However there are additional short course such as the Personal Licence Holders (Award), and Food Safety in Catering that result in an awarding body certificate. All full cost courses are clearly identified on our website and in our prospectus if in doubt please speak to a member of the Course and Information Team. enquire@darlington.ac.uk or phone (01325) 503030

  4. Are you a United Kingdom (UK) European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) national/citizen?

  5. EEA and Dependant Territories • The EEA is defined as all member states of the EU and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and all the eligible British and EU overseas territories. Switzerland is not part of the formally recognised EEA, but its nationals are similarly eligible under various international treaties. Click below to see the full list.

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  7. EEA and Dependant Territories

  8. Are you a non-EEA citizen who has been provided permission by the UK Government to live in the UK, which is not for education purposes?

  9. Do you fall into any of the following categories?Or are you a husband, wife, civil partner or child (family member) of someone who falls into one of the following categories?Co-habiting partners are NOT classed as being family • Refugee Status • Asylum Seeker (restriction apply please use the information button for full details) • Discretionary Leave to Enter/Remain • Exceptional Leave to Enter/Remain • Indefinite Leave to Enter /Remain • Humanitarian protection

  10. Sorry but you do not meet our residency and/or funding requirements. BUT You might fall into another category. Please speak to our Course and Information Team for more help - enquire@darlington.ac.uk or phone (01325) 503030

  11. Definition of categories Refugees • A refugee recognised by the UK Government. Asylum seekers • Asylum seekers who have legally been in the UK while their claim is being considered by the Home Office for longer than six months and no decision has been made • You are in the care of the local authority and are receiving local authority support under s23C or s23CA Children Act 1989 or s21 National Assistance Act 1948. • You are appealing against a decision made by the UK Government against granting refugee status and no decision has been made within six months of lodging the appeal • You have been granted support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 You will have to provide original evidence and Photo ID at the time of enrolment and must be here for the duration of your course.

  12. Are you or have you been ordinarily resident in the UK or EEA for the last 3 years? This does not include the dependant territories of the UK or EEA.

  13. Sorry You do not meet our residency criteria to receive funding for your course. However You can still do the course but the fees will be higher than those advertised on our website or in our prospectus Speak to our Course and Information Team to find out more about how much you will pay. enquire@darlington.ac.uk or phone (01325) 503030

  14. EU/EEA Counties

  15. EU/EEA Counties • A person is ordinarily resident in a country if they normally live in the country by choice, are allowed to live there by law, and return there after temporary trips outside the country. • British armed forces posted outside of the EU are still ordinarily resident in the UK for eligibility purposes. This means that when they return to England, they do not have to be ordinarily resident in England for three years before being eligible. This also applies to the family members of these people.

  16. Do you want to study maths or English and have not previously gained a GCSE at grade C or above in the subject?

  17. How old will you be on 31st August prior to when your course starts*? 16 – 18 19 – 23 24 or over *For those 24 or over it is your age on the first day of your course.

  18. 16-18 Years Old • If you are 16- 18 on the 31 August prior to the start of your course you will not need to pay any tuition fees • Any registration or exam fees will also be covered • If you need additional support with travel, books or other equipment please contact our student finance team • studentfinance@darlington.ac.uk • (01325) 503037

  19. 19 – 23 Years Old Is this a course that will help you to be able to progress to a full level 2 qualification? (you must not already have a full 2 qualification) Is this your first full level 2 qualification? Is this your first full level 3 qualification? Are you studying for an apprenticeship? None of the above

  20. Examples only What is a full level 2? 5 GCSEs or ‘O’ levels at A*-C 2-3 AS Levels 1A2/A Level NVQ 2 OCR National Certificate What is a full level 3? 2 or more A Levels 4 or more AS levels Access to HE NVQ 3 Subsidiary Diploma 90 Credit Diploma Speak to the course and information team for further guidance enquire@darlington.ac.uk or phone (01325) 503030

  21. Excellent news!You are eligible for fee remission under Entitlement • Your tuition, registration and certification fees will be paid. • You will need to tick the appropriate box on the fees section of the enrolment form. You will sign declaring that you do not already hold a qualification to this level. • If you require any additional help with books, travel or equipment please contact the student finance team. Email: studentfinance@darlington.ac.uk Tel: (01325) 503037

  22. Do you fall into any of these categories? Studying a TUC Qualification (You must be a TUC Steward) In receipt of JSA (including NIC only) , ESA (WRAG), Universal Credits, wider state benefits wanting to enter employment* Have you recently been released from custody or on a temporary licence None of the above * and need help to move into work, progress in work or remove a barrier to getting into work.

  23. Do you fall into any of these categories? Studying a TUC Qualification (You must be a TUC Steward) In receipt of JSA (including NIC only) , ESA (WRAG), Universal Credits, wider state benefits wanting to enter employment* Have you recently been released from custody or on a temporary licence None of the above * and need help to move into work, progress in work or remove a barrier to getting into work.

  24. JSA, ESA and Universal Credits JSA • There are 2 types of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). Contributions based (NIC) and income based. Both types are accepted by the college. ESA • If you’re ill or disabled, you may receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). There are two types of ESA the work-related activity group, where you’ll have regular interviews with an adviser or the support group, where you don’t have interviews. The college accepts both types. Universal Credits • Universal Credit is replacing certain benefits in parts of the UK. You may be able to claim if you’re on a low income or out of work. You don’t need to do anything if you’re already claiming any benefits – you’ll be told when Universal Credit will affect you. Wider state benefits wanting to enter employment • If you are in receipt of other wider state benefits and are currently unemployed you may be eligible for fee remission. Please speak to a member of the Course and Information Team to identify the wider benefits and whether your benefits are eligible.

  25. You will need to provide Evidence • You will need to show evidence of your benefits which must be in date and recent. • The evidence must show your name as the person receiving the benefit. • Unwaged dependants are not eligible. An unwaged dependant is someone who relies on another person receiving benefits and has no income of their own.

  26. Ex British Armed Forces To qualify for remission you must: • Over 24 years of age and • Have left forces in last 10 years after completing 4 or more years of service or • Been medically discharged due to an injury in active service after completing basic training.

  27. Excellent News!As an apprentice you will not have to pay fees However there may be an expectation that your employer will contribute to your tuition. You will need to speak to the Business Development team. Ask your employer to contact them: Email: business@darlington.ac.uk Tel: (01325) 503109

  28. Do you fall into either of these categories A level 4 jumper who hasn’t achieved a full level 3 Apprentice None of the above

  29. Do you fall into either of these categories Ex British Armed Forces Apprentice None of the above

  30. What level qualification are you wishing to study? Entry Level Level 1 or Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Further Education Level 4 or above Higher Education

  31. What subject area are you studying? Access to Higher Education Art and Design Photography Catering or Science Computing Hair or Beauty Construction or Electrical Motor Vehicle Engineering Journalism Media TV/Film Games Design Health and Social or Childcare Sports or Public Services Travel and Tourism or Business

  32. Art, Design or Photography Is your course one of the following: • L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN • L3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION ARTS • L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN • FASHION AND TEXTILES • GRAPHIC DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY

  33. Hospitality, Catering or Science Is your course one of the following: • CG L3 NVQ DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY (PATISSERIE & CONFECTIONERY) • CG L3 NVQ DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY (KITCHEN LARDER) • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE (FORENSICS)

  34. Computing or IT Is your course one of the following: BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN IT/EXTENDED DIPLOMA • GENERAL • NETWORKING • SOFTWARE • FORENSICS

  35. Construction or Electrical Installation Is your course one of the following: • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT • CG L3 DIPLOMA IN PLUMBING STUDIES • CG L3 DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

  36. Engineering Is your course one of the following: • BTEC 90 CREDIT L3 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING • EMTA L3 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY • EDEXCEL L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING • BTEC L3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING

  37. Hairdressing or Beauty Is your course one of the following: • VTCT L3 DIPLOMA IN NAIL TECHNOLOGY • VTCT L3 DIPLOMA IN COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES • VTCT L3 DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY MASSAGE • CG VRQ L3 DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING FOR COLOUR TECHNICIANS

  38. Motor Vehicle Is your course one of the following: • CG L3 DIPLOMA IN VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

  39. Journalism and Media (TV/Film and Games Design) Is your course one of the following: • NCTJ L3 DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM • EDEXCEL 90 CREDIT L3 DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION • TV AND FILM • GAMES DESIGN • EDEXCEL L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION • TV AND FILM • GAMES DESIGN

  40. Health, Social or Childcare Is your course one of the following: • CACHE L3 DIPLOMA IN SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS • CACHE L3 DIPLOMA IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND CARE. (EARYLY YEARS EDUCATOR) • CACHE L3 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE • CPCAB L3 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS

  41. Travel and Tourism, Business or Professional Management Is your course one of the following: • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS • CMI L3 DIPLOMA IN FIRST LINE MANAGEMENT • AAT L3 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

  42. Sport and Public Services Is your course one of the following: • ACTIVEIQ L3 DIPLOMA IN FITNESS INSTRUCTING AND PERSONAL TRAINING. • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN SPORT • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT • VTCT L3 DIPLOMA IN SPORTS EXERCISE HEALTH AND FITNESS • VTCT L3 DIPLOMA IN PREVENTING INJURIES IN SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES • BTEC L3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICE • BTEC L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES

  43. You have to pay fees however Your course is eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. To find out more about 24+ Advanced learning loans and whether you are eligible click on the logo below. You cannot received a 24+ loan if you have previously had one for the same type or level of qualification. Your loan must be in place prior to you starting your course. If this is not the case you will be required to set up a direct debit until the loan is confirmed.

  44. Level 4 Further Education CoursesIs your course one of the following: • AAT L4 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING • CG L4 CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING IN THE LIFELONG LERANING SECTOR • VTCT L4 CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

  45. Level 4 Higher Education Courses If your course is a Higher Education qualification: • HNC/HND • Foundation Degree (FdA/FdSc) • Degree (BA/BSc/BEng/BEd) You will need to apply to Student Finance England for financial support.

  46. Excellent news! Your course is FREE • As part of the governments drive to increase the levels of maths and English in the workforce all maths and English courses up to GCSE grade C (or equivalent) are free.

  47. Excellent news! Your course is FREE • You must be a TUC Steward

  48. Excellent news! Your course is FREE • You will have to sign a declaration when you come to enrol • We may have to undertake a risk assessment before you start

  49. Excellent news! Your course is FREE • You will need to show evidence of your benefits which must be in date and recent. • The evidence must show your name as the person receiving the benefit. • Unwaged dependants are not eligible. • You will need to tick the appropriate declaration on the fees part of your enrolment form.

  50. Excellent news! Your course is FREE • You will need to show evidence of your eligibility such as your discharge papers which must contain your discharge date.