The fees for courses include the cost of tuition and the use of any basic equipment.
Some courses may have a sundries charge added to include the cost of additional or specialist material. Any sundries charge that is applicable to your course will be shown in the online course search. No discount can be given against the sundries charge.
On most courses, discounted fees are available for eligible learners.
The fees shown on our website and in our brochure are subsidised by a grant from the Skills Funding Agency
You will qualify for the subsidised fees if you are aged 19 years or over and:
- are a national of any European Union (EU) country or are the spouse, civil partner or child of an EU national and have been continuously resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for at least the three years before the start of your course.
If you are over 19 years of age, you may claim a 50% discount on a maximum of two courses at the same time if, at the time of enrolment, you are in receipt of any of the following.
- Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
- Carer's Allowance
- Working Tax Credit (with a household income of less than £15,860)
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Universal Credit
We will need to see proof of receipt of your benefits. They must be dated no older than 6 months and valid for the duration of your course.
The 50% discount may also apply to the unwaged partners or dependants of benefit claimants. To qualify, you will need to supply proof of co-residence, eg council tax statement, when you enrol.
If you are 65 years of age and over and not in full-time paid employment on the first day of your course, you may claim a 15% discount.
If you require any further advice on our course fees or eligibility for discounts, the staff at our enrolment centres will always be happy to help.
Refunds and cancellations
See our policy on refunds and cancelled courses.
Most of our courses are subsidised either wholly or in part by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the European Social Fund (ESF). These organisations require us to collect information about our learners to monitor how their funding is being spent and to gauge the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policy.
Files available to download
- Subcontracting Policy 2019-20 (344.1 KB)
This policy applies to all subcontracted partner organisations
- Fees policy 2019-2020 (303.4 KB)
Surrey Adult Learning's policy regarding course fees.
- Safeguarding and Safer Recruiting Policies 2018-2019 (587.7 KB)
These policies are for all staff and volunteers working in SAL for Surrey County Council who come into contact with adults at risk, young people and children.
- SAL Pound Plus Policy 2019-20 (430.6 KB)
Surrey Adult Learning Guidelines for Pound Plus
- Comments, compliments and complaints (165.2 KB)
This leaflet tells you how you can compliment us, make a complaint or suggestion, or comment on our service.
- SAL Feedback Policy 2019-2020 (198.2 KB)
Policy regarding giving feedback to Surrey Adult Learning