Fees for Certificate of Higher Education modules
For continuing modular students, there are two fees listed with the module entry. Which fee you will need to pay depends on whether or not you are eligible for government funding.
These fees refer to the following categories:
- Government-funded fee
- Non-government-funded fee
You are entitled to pay ‘government-funded’ fees if you do not already have an undergraduate-level qualification, such as a Certificate of Higher Education or BA/BSc, and if you are considered a home/EU fee-payer (see www.ukcisa.org.uk for information).
For all new modular students there is just one single fee for each module.
Why are there different fees?
There are different fees for continuing students because of successive changes to government funding.
In September 2008, the Government removed funding for students who were studying for a qualification that is equivalent to or at a lower level than a qualification that they already have.
For new students the 2012/13 the government subsidies have been withdrawn altogether so there is only one single fee for new students, however transitional arrangements are in place to ensure that students who are currently studying at higher education can continue to progress up to the completion of an honours degree under the old system.
This policy applies across all universities in England (not just Birkbeck).