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Funding your Studies

Work based learning programmes are affordable and a great way to invest in your future. Because studies are undertaken via distance learning, tuition fees are lower as they do not incur the usual costs of a full time attendance course.


Programme delivery

Work Based Distance Learning


£7,000 fee for the duration of the programme

Payment Option 1 

One instalment of £7,000 at enrolment 

Payment Option 2

Two instalments of £3,500, first at enrolment and second twelve months after enrolment*

Payment Option 3 

Four instalments of £1,750, first at enrolment and then every six months after enrolment* 


UK/EU/International Tuition Fee Liability

Completion of the programme in full:

The tuition fee payable for completion of the programme in full is £7000, with an assumed completion across two academic years. This fee is therefore split across your first two academic years on the programme, meaning £3500 is payable for each of year one and year two. An additional administration charge is payable for a third academic year should it be required.

What if I complete within one year?

The tuition fees quoted above are for completion of the programme. Therefore should you complete within one academic year the tuition fee payable in year one is £7000.

Prior to completion of the programme:

Tuition fee liability is determined by the length of time you are enrolled on the programme and not by the number of modules you complete. You will be required to re-enrol each academic year (every 12 months of active enrolment). The below table sets out what tuition fees you will be liable to pay per academic year*


   First Academic Year:

Withdrawal within first 15 weeks of academic year (£)

Withdrawal within week 16-30 of academic year (£)

Still enrolled week 31 (£)

Year 1




Total Fee Liability




Second Academic Year:

Withdrawal within first 15 weeks of second academic year (£)

Withdrawal within weeks 16-30 of academic year (£)

Still enrolled week 31 (£)

Year 2




Total Fee Liability for period enrolled on course




*Periods of interruption are not included when calculating the period enrolled. (Please note that even if you have interrupted your studies, your payment plan liability will continue.)

**If you complete the programme in your first academic year your tuition fee liability will be £7,000

Payment Options

Completion of the programme across two academic years:

-          Payment of £1750 at application to secure your place on the programme plus:

  • a further payment of £1750 within the first 6 months of commencement and
  • a further payment of £1750 upon enrolment for your second academic year plus
  • a further payment of £1750 within the first 6 months following enrolment on year 2

Completion of the programme in one academic year:

-          Payment of £1750 at application to secure your place on the programme plus:

-          a further payment of £1750 within the first 6 months of commencement plus

-          a further payment of £3500 within the first 7-12 months of commencement


Student Loans

Many high street banks have their own versions of study loans and you may wish to discuss your options with them. The majority of banks in the UK will only lend to UK nationals, so if you are not from the UK then you could approach banks in your home country to see if they have any loans available to students. 

Becoming liable for all or part of your loan means that it is added to your loan balance and you’ll need to repay that amount when you’re due to start repaying. You’ll remain liable for this amount even if you withdraw, transfer or suspend your studies at a later date.


If you are being sponsored for your fees by your place of work, for example, you will require a letter on company letter-headed paper, which is signed and dated by the appropriate person, noting your name, the title of the course, the amount they are sponsoring you for (in pounds sterling), the relevant academic year and any reference or purchase order number detail (if needed) to be included in our tuition fee invoice. You will need to provide a sponsor letter each academic year you are enrolled, should you continue to be sponsored. Please note that should circumstances change and your sponsor will no longer provide sponsorship for you on your course, then tuition fee liability will default to you.

Please note, if you are being sponsored by your employer, the payment plans available to you are Payment Option 1 and Payment Option 2

Student Finance England

Student Finance England is a resource to help students and parents make informed decisions about student finance.

We expect most students to complete the programme across two academic years. Therefore, if you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan, you will need to submit separate applications for each of academic year 1 and academic year 2. Please do not check ‘maximum loan available’ on your year 1 application; in doing so your loan application will default to £6750. Instead, please specify the amount of £3500 on each of your applications for year 1 and year 2.

What if I complete within one year?

If you are on course to complete within one year, you can increase the loan amount you have requested in-year from £3500. To do so, you will need to contact Student Finance England. Please be aware that as a part time student you are eligible to apply for a maximum tuition fee loan of £6750 per academic year. Therefore if you complete within one year there will be a £250 shortfall that you will be liable to pay yourself.

When applying for your tuition fee loan, you will need to select the course code (on the Student Finance England website) that corresponds to the start month of the academic year for which you are applying, cross referenced with the course title.

For example, if you are studying Business Management and your second academic year will commence in May, you should quote course code 691559 on your second year student loan application.

Please ensure that if you defer or interrupt your studies after submitting for your student loan, and therefore your start date for Year 1 or Year 2 changes, it is essential that you also update your course code with Student Finance England, so that it reflects the new start month. The selected course code must reflect the month for each year that you enrol within. i.e. if you originally enrolled on Year 1 in February 15 and then again on Year 2 in May 16, each student loan application would have a different SLC (Student Loan Company) course code. 


Payment methods

The University partners with Study Group, a global education company with long experience in pathway and distance learning programmes. Study Group provides recruitment and marketing services, and administers the application process. The Work Based Learning degree is delivered and awarded by the University of Lincoln.

Payment can be made by cheque, credit card, debit card or bank transfer. If paying by credit / debit card, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor.

If paying by bank transfer:

  • Please use the details as shown below and quote 'WBDL' along with your First Name / Surname to ensure payment is allocated accordingly.
  • Once payment has been made, please forward a copy of the bank transfer notification to your Student Enrolment Advisor.
  • Additional transfer charges may be applied by your bank. All transfer charges must be covered by the remitter. Please be aware the receiving bank may add a charge for international transfers.



Account Information:


HSBC Bank plc

Sort Code:




Account Name:

SG Distance Learning Ltd


WBDL, First Name, Surname

If paying from outside the UK, the following details will also be required:







Useful Links

You may find it useful to look at the web links below for more information about student fees and funding. 


MoneySavingExpert Video: http://youtu.be/55fKa-ErQ8E