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Pre-degree and Foundation course fees

Fee information for
pre-degree and foundation students

If you're joining UCA for a pre-degree or foundation course, then depending on your age, and your current qualifications, you may need to pay tuition fees - however, in most cases, you will not, see below for more details.

Here you'll find information on our fee structure and our important policy documents.

The details here are for students from the UK. If you are you a student from the European Union or an International country please see our EU and International fees and finance section.

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.

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 

*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.

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 

*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.

We review our tuition fees and fee regulations each academic year, go to our full fee schedules and regulations page  view the tuition fee schedules for previous years.

Full fee schedules and regulations

 

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

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