Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

Advanced Diploma Fees


There are two different fee types depending on whether you are a UK/EU student or an International student (from outside of the EU/EEA area).

UK/EU Student Total Course Fee: £15,870
(Tuition fee of £15,420 and £450 registration fee)

International Student (Non-EU/EEA) Total Course Fee: £19,050
(Tuition fee of £18,600 and £450 registration fee)

Payment Plans

We offer two different payment plans, depending on whether you prefer to pay in full upfront or spread the cost of the fees throughout your studies. You will benefit from a reduced fee if you pay the cost in full before the start of the course. Please note that International (non-EU/EEA) students are required to pay using payment plan B.

Payment Plan A (12 Monthly instalments):

Registration fee £450*
Monthly tuition fee instalments of £1,285 (x12) = £15,420

Total Course fee £15,870

Payment Plan B (Full fee paid up-front):

Registration fee £ 450*
UK/EU Tuition fee £14,445
UK/EU Total Course fee £14,895

Registration fee £450*
International Tuition fee £18,600
International Total Course fee £19,050

*If your application is unsuccessful we will refund your registration fee minus a £150 administration fee. To pay your registration fee please use our bank details which can be found here.

Funding Information

Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL)

Abbey Road Institute is a registered course provider for students who wish to apply for a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL). You may be able to borrow between £300 – £10,000 towards the cost of your study. You will need to apply for our Advanced Diploma and be offered a place before you can apply for the loan. To be eligible for the PCDL you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • be 18 or over
  • be a British citizen
  • have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts
  • plan to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after the course
  • not have any County Court Judgements (CCJ’s)

Please note – “Professional and Career Development Loans will close to new borrowers on 24 March 2019. The final date for learners to submit applications to The Co-operative Bank will be 25 January 2019.” 

You can find guidance on applying for the PCDL on our blog and you can also find out more and apply for the loan on the government website.

Our Advanced Diploma is not eligible for UK undergraduate student loans (tuition fees or maintenance loans available from the government). Lots of our students choose to spread the cost of the course during their time with us, to help with financing their studies. If you’d like to chat with us about the payment plans and making this work for you please get in touch.

You might want to consider some different options for funding your time at Abbey Road Institute. EdAid is a recently launched platform which helps students raise money towards tuition fees and the cost of living whilst studying, e.g. books and equipment etc. You can find out more about this opportunity on their website.

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