Most of our courses and programs can be attended and achieved for free through one of the numerous goverment funding options available. We would try our best to ensure that your course is delivered and achieved through the relevant funding option, should you be eligible or qualify for a funded place. However, in the unlikely event that you are ineligible for a funded place, you can still enrol for our courses by arranging your personal finance for payment of the tuition fees.

We provide flexible funding options for the courses we offer. Many of our courses are fully funded, which means you would not need to make any payment for your training, however if you do not meet the criteria for a fully funded course we also over very flexible payment options for self-funded private learners.

Tuition fee

If a course requires a tuition fee, the tuition fee must be paid on enrolment to secure a place within the course, if you can’t pay the full payment of the tuition fee at once, an installation agreement can be created with the centre manager. Failure to meet tuition fee deadline could lead to suspension of studies and possible withdrawal from course. Fees payable to Professional Bodies such as payment for registration, exemption & examination fees excluded. Student should therefore take these into account when calculating the full cost of the study.


If Deft Academy cancels a course it will contact the learner and refund the full costs paid by the learner. If a learner withdraws from a course BEFORE the start date of the course the learner will be entitled to a refund of all amounts paid.
If a learner withdraws from the course after the course start date or does not attend the course they have enrolled on there will be no refund of payments made (including tuition, material, registration and exam fees) unless the learner has withdrawn due to a serious medical condition (medical certificate required as evidence). A proportionate refund of tuition fees will then be made (based on the proportion of the course attended)


When withdrawing from a course student should consider the refund policy, then inform the college of their decision to withdraw from the course, and follow necessary procedure to ensure full withdrawal from the course. Failure to do so could lead to student being rejected from other courses within Deft Academy. Failure to complete your course may incur a withdrawal fee of £65 to cover administrative costs.

Apprenticeship for Businesses

Could your business benefit from taking on a 16-18 year old? If yes, now’s the time, as the Government are offering a £1000 training incentive.
Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with Government – this is called ‘co-investment’. The co-investment rate has changed for new apprenticeships starting on or after 1 April 2019. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The Government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum.
All apprenticeships that started before 1 April 2019 will continue at the previous co-investment rate of 10%.
However, if you have under 50 employees, there are no co-investment costs to be met by you – making it free to take on an apprentice.

There is no upper age limit for becoming an apprentice. Recent statistics show 71% of apprenticeships were started by those aged 19 or over; in the over 25s, the average age was 37 years. Source: UK Parliament Apprenticeship Statistics: England

To discuss about course funding, scholarships and fees, please get in touch with us