Our fee structure is designed to ensure that everyone who is able to makes a contribution to the cost of their course but at the same time no one should be prevented from attending a CHWEA(N) class because of financial difficulties.
Registration Fee: The fees for each course detailed on this website include a £10 registration fee. Note: the registration fee of £10 is charged to all learners including those eligible for reduced or no course fees as detailed below.
For information on financial support click here
ConcessionsYou may be eligible for a concession if you are in receipt of benefits on 1st September of year of course start. Please note you can only apply for one of the available concessions below.
You must bring documentary evidence to support your application for the minimum fee when registering for a course. Such evidence will be examined but not photocopied
If you receive Means Tested BenefitsIf you are in receipt of the means tested benefits below you should expect to pay the concessionary fee detailed alongside the courses on this website.
Means Tested Benefits (ie those paid dependant upon you and your family’s income, to conform to the minimum set by Government to live on) include -
- Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
- Income Support or Income Support Top Ups
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Benefit (income based)
- Pension Credit Top up to State Pension
If you receive Non-Means Tested BenefitsIf you are in receipt of any of the non-means tested benefits below then you will be eligible for a reduction in price in the order of 20p off the hourly rate.
Note this reduced price is not detailed on the website but please contact the area office for further information.
Non Means Tested Benefits (ie those paid irrespective of your income) and Earnings Top Ups include-
- Job Seekers Allowance (based on NI con.)
- Disability Living Allowance
- Incapacity Benefit
- Working Tax Credit from Inland Revenue
- Earnings Top Up
Some courses may involve additional costs eg examination fee or materials. However, if you need help to pay for these please talk to your tutor or ring your local office.
You will only be given a refund if your class is cancelled by Coleg Harlech WEA(N)
The normal fee rules apply even if you start a course late.
Lost / Replacement Certificates
Please note that learners are responsible for the cost of a replacement certificate i.e. if lost, damaged or a certificate was issued with an incorrect name.
Replacement cost depends on the Awarding Body, contact your Area Team for further details.
Coleg Harlech WEA(N) also works in partnership with employers, voluntary organisations and community groups and fees may vary according to the nature of the work.
Some courses may form part of European Social Fund (ESF) projects and in these instances students will need to meet certain criteria to benefit from free provision.
If you would like to support the work of CHWEA(N) and take part in its activities you may wish to become an individual member at a cost of £10 per annum. The course registration fee is waived for members ( subject to written evidence being provided at time of enrolment ). Members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and are entitled to receive copies of a periodic newsletter and the Annual Report.
If you have any problems understanding these rules or have any problems in affording the fees or other costs such as childcare, exam fees and course materials, then please ask the Learning Manager/Tutor Organiser or Development Worker in the area.