Tuition Fees For Part-time Courses (Including Evenings)

Please note that not all part-time courses are eligible for fee waiver or SAAS part-time fee grant (i.e the College's leisure programme and commercial courses).  

Fee waiver

If you meet specific criteria, you may be eligible to have your fees paid to the College by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). This is called fee waiver.

We are able to offer fee waivers for part-time courses in the following circumstances:

A. Where you, your spouse, partner, parent or legal guardian are in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit, or
  • Universal credit.

B. Where you are in receipt of:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Contributory Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Personal Independence Payment.

C. Where you, your spouse, parent or legal guardian is an asylum seeker living in Scotland.

D. Where the taxable income of the student’s family in 2016-17 is equal to or lower than the thresholds below:

  • Households with only one person: £8,282
  • Households consisting of a couple without children: £12,395, or
  • Households with dependent children: £18,97

Where there has been a substantial reduction in income from the previous financial tax year, the current financial tax year can be assessed.

E. Where you are in the care of a local authority and are living in a foster home or children’s home.

F. School pupil attending at college as part of their school timetable.

What do I need to do?

  • Bring up-to-date evidence (covering this financial year) to support your status to the college when you come to enrol. If you do not produce this evidence at time of enrolment you would be given four weeks to provide this to us. If after four weeks you still cannot provide this evidence, you would be removed from the course or your status would be changed to self-financing and you then need to pay for this course.
  • If you are in any doubt about your residency status please contact Student Advice. You should bring your residency status documentation with you when you come to enrol.


If you do not qualify for fee waiver, you will be liable for the fees.

How much will I pay?
Fees vary dependent on which course you are studying.

What do I need to do?
You must be prepared to make your first payment at enrolment. You may have to pay all of your fee, or some of your fee (up to £250), on the day you enrol.

Please bring your bank details (sort code, account number and branch address) and be prepared to pay the appropriate amount.


If your employer has agreed to pay some of all your course fees, you need to provide written confirmation from your employer.

You may still need to make a payment and/or set up a standing order for the portion of your fees that your employer is not paying.

SDS Individual Training Account (ITA)

Please visit see if you are eligible for funding and if ITA funding is available for your course. If you are eligible, then you’ll still be entitled to funding of up to £200 per year towards a course. The differences are that you’ll only be able to do one course in any learner year, and that courses will be geared towards helping you with getting a job or progressing in your career.

How much will I pay?
Where available, ITA’s cover a maximum of £200 of your course fees. You will be liable for the remainder of your fees if they are more than £200 at time of enrolment.

What do I need to do?

  • Check the website to see if ITA is available for your course.
  • Apply for the ITA from October 2017
  • Ensure that your ITA account is open
  • Bring details of your ITA account number with you to our finance department

Under the new scheme, you will no longer receive a booking token. Confirmation of attendance on an eligible training course will generate payment for learner.

SAAS part-time fee grant

SAAS (Student Award Agency for Scotland) part-time fee grant is available for part of your fees for some of our part-time advanced HN courses, if you earn less than £25,000 per year.

How much will I pay?
The level of fee grant is calculated pro-rata based on the number of units you are studying. You will be liable for the remainder of your fees.

What do I need to do?

  • Apply to SAAS now. Visit the undergraduate section of the SAAS website or call on 0300 555 0505 to make an application for funding.
  • Bring your SAAS award notice letter to college when you come to enrol.
  • Be prepared to make the payment of the remainder of your fees at enrolment.
  • If your employer has agreed to pay all or part of your fees, you need to provide confirmation from your employer. You may still need make a payment and/or set up a standing order for the portion of your fees that your employer is not paying.

Non-payment of fees

Failure to ensure full and correct payment of fees may result in you being asked to withdraw from the course and certification for your course may be withheld. You will still be liable to pay any outstanding fees.

Withdrawn students

If you withdraw from your course, you will be liable to pay some or all of your tuition fees. We will calculate how much you are due to pay, depending on your withdrawal date, and invoice you accordingly:

  • If you withdraw within five weeks - you will not be charged any fees
  • If you withdraw after five weeks - you will be charged Pro-Rata fees for Tuition received.  This will be calculated from day 1 of your course, until the last date of attendance.  Our finance department will issue an invoice to you.


Requests for refunds should be submitted, in writing, to the relevant Head of Curriculum or Curriculum Assistant Principal for consideration.

Replacement student cards

If you lose your student card, you can obtain a replacement for £3. Go to our finance department to make this payment, present your receipt to Student Enrolment and they will print you off a new card.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Student Advice on 0141 272 9000 or