The college does not charge tuition fees for full time further education (15 hours per week or more) provided to UK or European Community learners of any age. However, there are tuition fees for International students.
All full time students are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee. On some courses e.g. hairdressing, catering or arts there may be additional costs for specialist equipment or clothing. Details will be given during the application and enrolment process.
At interview you will have been told if you need a DBS check (previously CRB) to go out on a structured work placement as part of your course. The check will cost £44, this is subject to change (you can apply for FCF funding to cover the cost.) If you do not have a DBS check you won't be able to complete your course.
There is a range of financial assistance available for students studying at the college.
Educational Maintenance Allowance [EMA]
An EMA grant can help with course costs including books, travel or equipment. For more information please:
- visit the EMA website
- contact the college at Tycoch on 01792 284000
or contact the college at Gorseinon on 01792 890700
Financial Contingency Fund [FCF]
The FCF is a hardship fund that is open to all full time students. The fund can help to support essential course related costs such as course equipment, childcare, CRB checks and transport. The FCF is means tested on household income. To apply you need to complete an application form. Funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will need to provide proof of household income and if applicable, proof of your residential status.
Welsh Assembly Learning Grant [ALG]
An ALG is a grant paid termly to students aged 19 years or over studying full time or part time courses. The ALG can help students with course costs including books, travel or equipment. Apply for ALG.
Students can also apply to the scholarship programme to gain additional funding to support their studies. The scholarship programme is open to all students applying for further education full time courses at Gower College Swansea. You would need to demonstrate a high level of commitment and achievement e.g. representing your county or Wales in a creative or sporting environment.
Updated May 2013