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Funding Your Learning

Discover if you qualify for reduced rates or even FREE courses. Below we’ve detailed the schemes available and criteria required for individuals seeking financial assistance. If you have any questions you feel aren’t addressed, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Student Finance Wales Tuition Fee Loans and Grants

Part-time students may be able to apply to Student Finance Wales for a tuition fee loan to fund their learning. In some cases students may also be eligible for certain grants. Full details as to eligibility can be found here.

New for 2014/2015

If you have not studied with us before and you are studying 30 credits or more this academic year, you may be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. Full details as to eligibility can be found here

An Application form can be downloaded here together with Notes on the Scheme

HEFCW Fee Waiver Scheme

If you do not hold a first degree, and are receiving certain benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions or have registered as a job seeker for at least six weeks, you may be eligible to claim all of your course fees under the HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) Fee Waiver Scheme.

More information on the Fee Waiver Scheme and Eligibility details.

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning Bursary Scheme 2014/2015

There are no courses currently being offered that qualify for bursary funding this year


Are you being or have you been made redundant in the last 6 months? Do you know that you may be entitled to funding for training under the Welsh Assembly Government’s ReAct Programme. For further information please contact:

Skills Delivery Team

Welsh Assembly Government

Tel: 01792 765888



Please be aware that ReAct is funded through the European Social Fund.

New Deal

Eligible jobseekers may apply for support to re-train or study in order to improve their skills, while receiving benefits. Various categories of support are available and Employers participating in New Deal may receive funding toward training New Deal employees.

Contact your Jobcentre and arrange to see a New Deal Personal Adviser to find out if you are eligible.

Additional information on the New Deal can be obtained by telephoning 0845 606 2626.

Reduced Fees

Offered by the Centre if you do not qualify for any of the Financial Assistance Schemes, you may still be eligible for concessions offered by the Centre. Reduced fee rates are shown next to the standard fee rate for each course. For example:



Reduced Fees are available to those who are in receipt of:

Or who are:

Concessionary fees may also be available to students. Please contact the centre for details.

Evidence of Entitlement

Evidence of entitlement to reduced fees must be provided at the time of enrolment. Please contact the Centre if you have any queries regarding proof of evidence.


Please note that reduced fees are not available if a sponsor is paying the fee. We are unable to reimburse or reduce costs for transport, refreshment, accommodation or other non-tuition fees that are part of the course administration. If you have any queries please contact us.

Pay by Instalment

For courses where the fee payable is over £299, payment can be made by two instalments for these individual courses (excluding online courses). The first instalment of either £220 (for courses where the fee is £299 to £419) or £275 (where the course fee is £420 or above) is required on enrolment. You will then be advised of the due date and amount of the second instalment by letter. If you have any queries in relation to this please contact our enrolment staff on 02920 870000 or


Where an employer (other than Cardiff University) is to pay for the course and wishes to be invoiced, the employer should provide a purchase order to this effect, which you should attach to your enrolment form. If you are unable to attach a purchase order, please ring us on 029 2087 9147.