Thurrock Adult Community College

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – college update

We are now taking bookings for courses next term. We will be providing courses using remote online learning and classroom-based learning that follows government safety rules. You can book courses and assessments online, including free online community courses in August and September.

We remain closed temporarily for public visits. Our pre-school is open from September during term time. Our rooms are not available for hire until further notice.

Course costs

Most of our courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and many are free, depending on what you are studying and whether you're receiving certain unemployment benefits. 

If you are 24 years-old or older and studying at Level 3 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan that meets all the costs – fees and registration – for your course. You do not have to pay back anything until you are earning more than £21,000 a year. Your payments stop if your income drops below this level.

Cost reductions

If you receive an income-based benefit, you may get a reduction in the cost of some courses. We call this fee remission.

People over the age of 65 who are not in full-time employment can also pay a reduced fee.

You should read our fee remission guidelines before you take a look for a course. This will help you find out if you qualify to pay less.

You can find information on costs in the detail for each of our courses.

Paying for your course

There are many ways you can choose to pay for your course. Some courses offer instalment plans.

If you're paying for a course of 16 weeks or longer, you can get a 10% discount from your tuition fees if you pay in full at the time of enrolment.

For full details, go to how you can pay.