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Students Save Money with Affordable Education at Kensington and Chelsea College

Kensington and Chelsea College is helping students save their pounds with a range of discounts that offer courses at purse friendly prices.

In a show of financial support to its students the college has introduced a bursary scheme following the Government’s decision to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

Under the new college run initiative, students aged 16-19 who meet the qualifying criteria could apply for a £1200 annual bursary or apply for support of £20 a week under a discretionary fund.

The college has also initiated several other discounts and free courses for students. These include:

  • Offering 5% of the full course fee for courses starting from September 2011 when you enrol online, by post, or in person at one of our sites before July 31st, 2011.
  • A 50% discount on selected courses for students claiming inactive benefits, including those on Income Support.
  • Up to 25% off for some classes timetabled for less popular times of day
  • A range of free vocational courses in partnership with Job centre plus for people in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.
  • Capping the college’s full concession fee at a maximum of £50 for students on Job Seekers Allowance and Work related Employment Support Allowance.
  • Depending on age and prior qualifications, concession fees (£50) are available for those studying their first full level 2 qualifications and first level 3.
  • Course discounts if a student is on their first adult education course of the year

A college run Learner Support Fund is also available to students who meet the criteria. Under the fund students can access additional support to meet childcare and travel costs.

College Principal, Mike Jutsum, said: ‘Providing high-quality education is at the heart of what we do as a college. These are difficult economic times but the college is committed to ensuring its courses are accessible to as many people in London as possible.’

For full details on course discounts, including terms and conditions, visit: www.kcc.ac.uk/discounts