Full-Time course fees

There are no course fees for full-time courses if you are aged between 16-18. However you might be asked to pay for things like field trips, printing and material costs.

If you are aged 19+, you may have to pay course fees. Fee remission may be available if you receive some types of benefits. Contact our Student Services team to discuss fees and finance. For more information about help that may be available, please see our Finance Support pages.

You might be able to get some money to help you with your studies – see below.

International Students: Fees may differ for International students.Please see our International Fees page for details.


Higher Education course fees

For further information about our Higher Education course fees and the support available to higher education students, please visit our University Centre page on the topic.

Part-Time course fees

You could get money off your course fees if you are in the following categories:

  • Aged 16 – 18 years old
  • Claiming certain types of benefits
  • It is your first Level 2 course and you are aged 19-23
  • It is your first Level 3 course and you are aged 19-23

These are explained in more detail below.

If you are included in this list you will not pay tuition or examination fees, although any materials or residential fees will still be chargeable. In order to complete your enrolment and claim the reduced fee you will need to have all your evidence with you at the time you enrol.

Categories Evidence
Aged 16-18 years Date of Birth
Other learners, in receipt of:
Job Seekers’ Allowance Benefit Statement or a letter from Benefits Agency (less than 3 months old), confirmation of benefit form or bank statement (less than 1 month old) clearly showing payment of Job Seekers Allowance (please note that the ES40 ‘signing-on’ document is not valid as evidence).

Proof of your National Insurance Number.

Employment Support Allowance (work-related activity group) Award notice confirming work related activity group or confirmation of benefit form (less than 3 months old) and a bank statement (less than 1 month old) clearly showing payment of benefit.

Proof of your National Insurance Number.

Other benefits Letter/notice providing confirmation of benefit (less than 3 months old) and a bank statement (less than 1 month old) clearly showing payment of benefit.

Proof of your National Insurance Number.

Learner enrolling onto Basic Skills learning aim Specific courses, no learner-based evidence is required.
Full Level 2 Entitlement and aged 19-23 (learner undertaking their first Level 2 qualification) Learner self-declaration of prior attainment and enrolling on an appropriate full level 2 course.
Full Level 3 Entitlement and aged 19-23 (learner undertaking their first Level 3 qualification) Learner self-declaration of prior attainment and enrolling on an appropriate full level 3 course.

Doncaster College Fees Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework within which Doncaster College’s fee setting and fee refund processes will be devised and operated. For details, please see the full Fees Policy here for information on paying for your course in instalments please see our Instalments Policy here.