How much does it cost?

Our basic tuition fees are shown in three bands. Tuition fees do not include any charges for materials or exam or accreditation fees which may be applicable to some courses.


Tuition fees are shown in three bands: A, B and C.

Band A − standard fee

This is to be paid unless you qualify for a discount and meet the requirements listed in Band B or Band C.

Band B − Gold Card holders

This can be paid if you have a Derbyshire Gold Card but don't receive any of the benefits listed below in B and C.

Band C − receiving benefits

This can be paid if you're in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Employment Support Allowance (WRAG)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Support Group)
  • Jobseekers' Allowance (on courses of no more than 16 hours a week)
  • Working tax credit
  • Pension Credit (except learners awarded a savings credit only)
  • the unwaged dependants (as defined by the Benefits Agency) of those listed above.

There are other ways in which you may be entitled to a discount. These can be found in our full curriculum fee guidance which is attached to this page.

Some of the courses we offer also mean you may be able to apply for a learner loan. Further details are contained in the full curriculum fees guidance.

If you're unsure about the fee you should pay please contact the centre where the course is administered from, or complete the online support form

Other costs

For courses that include an exam or accreditation there will be an extra cost to cover this. Check with one of our centres about whether this applies to your course and how much it'll be.

You may also need to pay for materials on some courses.

Don't forget your local library may have books and resources to support you in your learning and it's free to join.

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