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    I know that you get 3 free years in education in college, I am now doing a 2 years course but when I finish this course I want to do another two year course. I was wondering I know the first year of the second course will be free but will I have to pay for the second year as it will be my fourth year in college or will it be free because I started the course in my final year of free education?

    The 3 free years apply specifically to 16-19 education. If the first 2 years lead to a level 3 qualification (a levels or level 3 BTEC), the college would not get funded for your fourth year so you should be expected to pay. If you don't achieve a level 3 qualification from the first 2 years then different funding rules apply and you need to talk to the college about cost for the 4th year.

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