Fees

Course fees are payable in full when you book and enrol. You can pay by all major debit and credit cards, cheques are payable to Swavesey Village College and we accept cash.
 
Concessions
Concessionary rates are available in some instances but evidence of entitlement is required at enrolment (further information can be found under Learner Information)
Equipment Costs
Material costs for books, cooking ingredients and other course materials etc are NOT included in the course fee unless indicated.  Any extra costs are shown in the course description or advised by email.
Refunds
A full refund will be given when a course/workshop is cancelled due to low enrolments.  Please note fees are not refundable for absence from a class that is continuing to meet except due to illness when a doctor’s certificate is required.
If a class is cancelled due to circumstances out of our control, such as adverse weather or tutor illness, then extra classes will be added and no refund will be available.
Subsidy
Some of our courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme.   This funding is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills.   A short video covering the background of ESF, what it does, how it helps and who benefits is available on the European Union website:

The purpose of Community Learning is to develop the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience of adults of different ages and backgrounds in order to:

•improve their health and well-being, including mental health and/or

•progress towards formal learning or employment, and/or

•develop stronger communities

Through our ‘Pound Plus’ and local fee remissions approaches we will invest fee income and provide savings for the people who most need, and can least afford, community learning provision.

Pound Plus – the ‘Pound’ represents the public pound, the ‘Plus’ is everything else that we generate in addition to community learning funding allocation, such as fee income, funding from other sources, resources in kind and other sources of revenue / sponsorship / volunteering.

We operate a fair and transparent community learning local fee remission policy that requires individuals to pay a course / tuition / joining fee, but which also sets out clear eligibility criteria for those individuals who, due to their circumstances, qualify for either partial or total fee remission.