Pre-degree tuition fees

Do I have to pay tuition fees?

If you are under 19 years old on the 31 August before your course starts, you don’t have to pay any tuition fees. This doesn’t include the Access to Higher Education Diploma course.

If you are between 19 and 23 on 31 August immediately before your course starts, and studying for your first full level 3 qualification, you don’t have to pay any tuition fees.

If you a student from the European Union or an International coutry looking for information about fees and funding, please go to our EU and International fees and finance section.

Tuition fees

UK/EU pre-degree tuition fees for year 1 - 2020 entry

Course

Age group

Course fee

National Extended Diploma in Art & Design Practice

16-18

£0

19+*

£4,290

National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice

16-18

£0

19+*

£3,695

National Extended Diploma in Art & Design Practice: Fashion Business Retail 

16-18 

£0 

19+* 

£4,290

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice  

16-18 

£0 

19+* 

£5,420 

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art & Design 

19+* 

£3,928 

 

UK/EU pre-degree tuition fees for year 1 - 2019 entry

Course

Age group

Course fee

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

16-18

£0

19+*

£4,290

Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

16-18

£0

19+*

£3,690

Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail 

16-18 

£0 

19+* 

£3,300 

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design  

16-18 

£0 

19+* 

£5,420 

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art & Design 

19+* 

£3,928 


*You will not have to pay fees if you are aged between 19-23 on the 31 August immediately preceding the start of the pre-degree course, and studying for your first full level 3 qualification.

All fees are currently correct, but may change as a result of changes in Government policy on tuition fees, entitlement to fee reductions and tax or benefit rules. Please check for the latest information before you enrol.

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

If you are joining UCA from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man you will be charged the overseas fee rate for your Pre-degree (FE) course. This is because you are ineligible for ESFA funding as the funding responsibility for your course remains with your own independent governments.

 

Paying your fees

If you are required to pay fees, please go to our how to pay pages. 

Financial support

There are a number of financial support options available to help you with the costs of your studies including student loans. Please see the financial support page for more information.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your fees, please get in touch through our enquiries service.