HALS courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This means that even the full standard fee has been subsidised.
We aim to provide accessible and affordable courses and our fees are structured to support those with less money.
- What will I pay?
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) fees
- Examination and registration fees
- Transfer fees
- Changes to the advertised course
The standard and concessionary fees are listed in the HALS course programme.
Read the information below to see if you qualify for the concessionary rate, or if you don’t need to pay at all.
If you would like help working out whether you qualify, please contact the HALS Reception on 020 8489 2596 / 2523.
Nil fees (no fees)
Nil fees means you don’t have to pay at all. It is available for:
- Unemployed learners who receive one of the following:
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and you are also in a work related activity group (WRAG)
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with ESA
- Universal Credit and you are earning less than 16 times the national minimum wage/national living wage per week or £330 a month.
You may also be entitled to the nil fee if you receive:
- Other state benefits not listed above and earn either less than 16 times the national minimum wage a week or £330 a month and wish to be employed or progress to more sustainable employment.
You may be entitled to this if you are:
- Employed and have household income of less than £15,736.50 a year
- Receiving pension credits / state pension or other benefits and your annual household income is below £19,000.
You will pay the standard fee if you are a Home Learner. Home Learners are:
- People who normally live in the UK / EEA (European Economic Area), or their dependents, who have been resident in the UK or EEA continuously for three years, (not solely for the purposes of education)
- Refugees and asylum seekers
Overseas / international fees
- Learners in this group are not eligible for subsidised public funding. You will be charged twice the standard fee plus the examination and registration fees. Where possible these may be included in the course fees. Where charged separately, these are non-refundable once you have been registered with the awarding body. Other costs such as examination re-sits, materials and crèche fees are charged separately.
Fees for ESOL courses are different from our other courses. For ESOL fees see our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) page.
These are not included in the course fees (except Book-Keeping Accounts Levels 1& 2, Computerised Accounts: Sage Line 50 levels 1 & 2 and CPCAB Introduction to Counselling). They are charged separately and are non-refundable once you have been registered with the awarding body.
If you transfer to another course a £5 admin charge will be made. If the course you are applying for costs more than the course you first enrolled on you will be required to pay the balance before you start the course.
A refund will be given if a course is cancelled, or where changes made to the original schedule are unacceptable to you. Fees are not refunded in any other circumstances. No cash refunds are possible. Refunds will be paid through the Haringey Council Finance Department (this can take up to 30 days).
The course details listed in the prospectus are correct at the time of printing. HALS reserves the right to change details as required throughout the term. You will be advised of any changes to courses you are enrolled on.
Page Last Updated:
9 May 2019