Payment of Course Fees
Students of any age studying on a Higher Education course, including the PGCE, can apply for funding via the student loan system but Southport College University Centre will require proof of the loan being in place before a student can enrol on their programme of choice. Southport College University Centre accepts a range of payment methods for higher level course tuition fees. Typically these are full payment without a loan, an invoice from an employer confirming they will pay the fee or payment via the student loan system.
You will find our course fees on individual course leaflet pages, however, in general, fees for full-time courses are usually £6,165 per annum and £3,225 for a part-time course.
Support with Living Costs and More
The tuition loan is there to pay your course fees; however, you may also want to take out a maintenance loan to support your living costs if you’re a full-time student.
The maintenance loan can help fund extra costs associated with studying full-time such as accommodation, food and general living costs. You may have to submit information about your household income when you apply.
A grant to help with childcare costs for students with dependent children.
Parents Learning Allowance
This provides help with course-related costs if the student has dependent children.
Disabled Students Allowance
DSA is a grant to help pay for additional equipment and support needed as a result of disability, ongoing health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
The allowance can help with the cost of a non-medical helper, specialist equipment, the cost of extra travel and other course related items.
To find out if you qualify and how to apply, please contact The Student Guidance Centre. We advise that you apply early if you think you are eligible as the process can take a couple of months to complete.
Find out more about this in our Learning Support section.
Learning support for Higher Education students is funded through Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) which is a grant to help pay for additional equipment and support needed as a result of disability, ongoing health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
Careers & Employability
When you study at Southport College University Centre you are studying for a qualification that gets you ready for work. Because the courses we offer are vocational you gain the skills employers want as well as the theory that underpins them.
If you need support at any point during your time with us you can speak to your tutor, the HE Quality and Support Officer or the Student Information Centre team who can refer you to personal support services.