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Explanation Fees 1

Explanation of fees

Full course fee includes tuition, registration, certification and exam fee (if applicable).

Concessionary fee is a reduction of the tuition fee (partial or full).

Material Fees are for materials/books used during your learning activity that you take away with you, for example, hairdressing kits, craft or food items, etc. If your course is advertised showing a material fee, you will be expected to pay this when you enrol – please see your course information sheet for details. Please do not buy any materials before the course begins, unless otherwise stated, as refunds will not be given if it does not run.

Certain courses include a reasonable materials charge for convenience and cost effectiveness. Our Terms and Conditions for enrolment in 2015-2016 apply.

You can pay your course fees:

  • by debit or credit card
  • by cheques made payable to On Course South West
  • by cash, in person only

If a single course fee costs from £301 to £600 and is too much to pay in one go, you can pay 50% when you enrol and the other 50% a month after the course begins.

If a single course fee is from £601 to £1,000 and is too much to pay in one go, you can pay 34% when you enrol, followed by two payments of 33% at two and four months after the course begins.

Individual courses from £1,001 and above can be paid in four instalments. 25% upon enrolment and the remaining three instalments planned at equal period over the course – see your instalment invoice for dates.


Refunds are not generally given, except when a course is closed.

On Course South West reserves the right to cancel or limit lengths of courses. Learners will be entitled to a full or partial refund in event of course closure. As part of our ongoing aim to improve services we may relocate some classes to improved facilities. In the event of a change, you will be notified.

Concessions and funding

Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a concession on selected courses. You will need to provide documentary evidence to prove your eligibility for a reduced fee.

Additional support funds may also be available if you cannot meet the cost of your course. Funding is limited and we cannot guarantee its availability, but if awarded can be put towards your course fee, travel, books or childcare. Enquire before you enrol by asking to speak to a Learning Adviser.

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