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MoneyConcerned about the cost of studying? There is plenty of support available to make sure you can study worry free.

Want to study a full-time course?

If you are aged 16-18 on a full-time course there are no course or examination fee. For some courses, material fees will apply.

Partial or full fee remissions may be available for students aged 19+ if you are claiming benefits.

The Discretionary Bursary Funds help students of all ages with the costs of learning, including help with fees, childcare, materials and travel. To find out if you are eligible, talk to our Reception Team.

Looking to study a Higher Education course? You may be eligible for student loans and grants from Student Finance England.

Aged 19 or over?

If you are aged 19 or over and are looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be able to access an Advanced Learner Loan. Further information is available

Getting a Loan doesn’t depend on your household income and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

Further information and independent advice is available from The Money Advice Service

When applying for the Advanced Learning Loan online you will be asked the following information:

  • Name of college or training organisation
  • UK Provider Reference number
  • Course trainer code (if applicable)

A letter will be sent from us to each individual containing the correct information for you and your programme to compete the application form correctly. You will also be given a reference number from the College. This number is unique to each applicant and can be quoted if you have any queries (it isn't transferable to other applicants).

Paying your fees

  • Fees Under £300need to be paid in full at enrolment.
  • Fees Over £300 - can be paid in 3 consecutive monthly instalments if the course is over 12 weeks in duration, with the first instalment paid on enrolment. The remaining 2 instalments to be paid by direct debit.

Looking to study a qualification in English or maths? We offer a range of free tuition including GCSEs.

Take a look at our Guide to Finance for more information!

For up-to-date information on financial support available contact our Reception Team on 0116 264 3535 or email

Free meals

You may be eligible for a free meal on the days you attend College or course placement if you are:

Aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2018, OR, Aged between 19 and 25 on 31 August 2018 and have a Learning Difficulty Assessment or Education Health and Care Plan


Your parent/carer is in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support/Universal Credit
  • ‚ÄčIncome based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credits and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credits)

Travel and transport

Learners are eligible for a bus pass if they are on a full time course and live more than 2 miles from the College they are studying at.

If you are going to be travelling to South Leicestershire College by bus then we can offer you a range of options..

Option 1: South Leicestershire College Buses
SLC has two dedicated contract buses in place covering specific geographical locations including Market Harborough and Husbands Bosworth. The cost of the College bus pass will be £360. Learners may be eligible to apply for assistance with the cost through the College Financial Help Fund. Please contact the Customer Services Team for further information and an application form. 

Option 2: Arriva Bus Pass
Eligible learners can purchase the Arriva academic year Leicester Zone bus pass which covers Central and South Leicestershire. The Arriva bus pass can be used on evenings, weekends and bank holidays in addition to your travel to college, offering amazing value for money. The cost of the Arriva bus pass will be £400.

Option 3: Leicestershire County Council Travel Pass
You can apply directly to Leicestershire County Council for a subsidised travel pass: or telephone 0116 305 0002.

If you are 19+ then you can apply through the Adult Financial Help Fund for assistant with you travel to the college. Please contact the Reception Team for further information.

SLC Contract Buses

Passes are necessary for both contract buses - please obtain an application form from the Customer Service Team. Payment will be required on collection of the pass. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to board without a valid pass.

Please be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time and wait at least 10 to 15 minutes after said time of pick-up in case the bus is running late due to traffic problems at various points on the journey.

The following buses operate to and from the college: 

Market Harborough to South Leicestershire College S613

Ausden Clark    
Market Harborough Greatt Bowden Rd, Opp Arden Way 7.45 am
Market Harborough Grt Bowden Rd, Opp Fernie Rd 7.48 am
Market Harborough Coventry Rd (BP Garage) 7.51 am
Lubenham Hill  Bus Stop 7.55 am
Lubenham Main St Bus Stop 7.57 am
Gartree Welland Ave Bus Stop  8.00 am
Kibworth Main A6 opposite Raitha’s 8.10 am
Great Glen Outside The Greyhound, The Green 8.19 am
Oadby A6 1st Bus stop after Ashtree Rd 8.25 am
Oadby A6 Bus stop opp Oadby Owl  8.25 am
Oadby London Rd Bus stop opp Queen St     8.28 am
South Leicestershire College   8.45am

The bus will return from Canal Street every afternoon leaving at 5.15 pm.

Husbands Bosworth to South Leicestershire College S614

Steve Akiens    
Husbands Bosworth   7.40 am
North Kilworth   7.44 am
Walcote   8.50 am
Lutterworth Main A426 at the Square     8.00 am
Dunton Bassett Cooper Lane (stop before Broughton Astley)  8.05 am
Broughton Astley The Bulls Head 8.10 am
Cosby Bus stop outside the Library 8.15 am
Narborough At rear of The Narborough Arms 8.22 am
Enderby Co-op Stores 8.30 am
Enderby Foxhunter, Enderby Rd before traffic lights 8.33 am
South Leicestershire College   8.45 am

The bus will return from Canal Street every afternoon leaving at 5.15 pm


Our Nuneaton and Wigston Campuses are within easy walking distance of the train station, railcards are also available to help you save a third off rail fares.


Students will be required to pay for parking at all College campuses. 

Access to the Wigston site will only be through barriers on entry, which will only raise on exit through the production of a valid ticket or card. 

There is a free 30-minute drop off allowance onsite per day. The cost for parking on all sites is £1 per day. Entry tickets will need to be validated on a daily basis.

We respect our neighbours and the local community and would encourage staff and students not to park where residents can be inconvenienced, safety compromised or traffic regulations broken.

For further information and an application from please contact Reception on 0116 2643535 or email

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Mon & Thurs: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Tue, Wed & Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

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Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm
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