Enrol on a course

The quickest way to enrol on a course is to enrol online.

Enrol on a course

To enrol online you will need to set up an account. To start the process click on the tick at the right of the course description. If you have studied with us before you can either ring the office to have your web account activated or you can create your account using the new account button on the course search section of our website. If you choose the website option we will need to verify your account so there may be a slight delay.

If this is your first time attending one of our courses you can create your account via the website, the system will email your username.

Note: our payment system only accepts 3D secure verified payments. If you skip the 3D secure process your payment will fail. If this happens please contact Bury Adult Learning Centre and they will enrol you on your course and arrange for payment to be taken.

You can also enrol over the phone or in person at Bury Adult Learning Centre. You may enrol and pay for all 3 terms if you wish to confirm a place for the full academic year.

You can pay online, over the phone or in person with a credit or debit card. If you wish to pay by cheque or cash or you wish to claim a remission of fees, you will need to attend in person, bringing your evidence with you.

Where to enrol

For all courses, please enrol at Bury Adult Learning Centre, 18 Haymarket Street, Bury, BL9 0AQ.

Telephone: 0161 253 5166 (This number is only available between Monday 4 September - Friday 8 September).

Telephone: 0161 253 5772.

Enrolment times

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.30am to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Fees and discounts

Bury Adult Learning Service receives funding from The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in order to provide learning to adults. The ESFA is accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults. The fees quoted in this guide (other than courses beginning with the course code "LP" which are not ESFA funded and therefore self financing) represent a contribution to the overall cost of the course.

Some of our provision is fully funded, for example English and maths. Depending on your circumstances, you may also qualify for a free course in other subjects or a reduced rate may apply.

The fees for each course are listed in our course guide. To see if you may qualify for a free or reduced rate, please see below.

You may qualify for a free course on qualification courses if:

  • You are on Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group) and Universal Credit mandated, or
  • You receive other state benefits and earn less than £330 a month or £115.20 a week and you are satisfied that your learning will help you gain employment or move into more sustainable employment.

You may qualify for a discounted rate on non-accredited or courses with the course code 'LP' if you receive any of the following (proof of benefit is required)

  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Universal Credit
  • Employment Support Allowance (work related activity group)

(Some discounts may not apply if you live outside of the Bury area. Fees may also differ for learners from outside of the EEA/EU, please enquire at the centre for more information).

24+ Advanced learning loans

You can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans help learners aged 24 or above pay the fees charged by Bury Adult Learning Service for courses at Level 3 and Level 4.

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. Once you earn over this amount you pay back 9% of the earnings you receive above this figure. To find out further information please visit the government's Advanced Learner Loans website or contact Sue Scott on 0161 253 7501.

Refunds

It is not the policy of Bury Adult Learning Service to automatically refund fees when a change of circumstance prevents or discourages a learner from continuing with a particular class.

A full refund will be paid if Bury Adult Learning Service cancels the course within the first 2 sessions. This will be refunded on a pro-rata basis thereafter. Except where it states specifically, we cannot pay a refund on fees due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. war, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, bad weather, fire and flood.

In exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of Management), other refunds may be given. These requests must be made within 2 weeks of your last attendance for a refund to be considered.

Refunds will not be given for exam fees already paid to the awarding body.

Additional charges

Some courses involve costs other than published fees. These are detailed on the course information sheet for each course. Course information sheets can be requested from the centre office or downloaded from our course search pages.

Easy payment plan

If you would like to reserve a place for the full academic year, you can pay in 3 instalments. For more details, ask at the centre office.